By Hannah Nathan, Warri
In an effort to gauge how the 2022 floods affected households, Prince Adeyemi Adeniran, the Statistician-General of the Federation, unveiled the Nigeria Flood Impact, Recovery, and Mitigation Assessment Report on Wednesday.
During the ceremony, Adeniran said that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) collaborated to develop the survey report.
“The report is aimed at assessing and estimating the impact of the 2022 floods that ravaged many parts of the country.
“This is to provide evidence for the government to take necessary palliative measures, as well as put in plans to minimize or forestall any future occurrence,” he said.
Adeniran claimed that significant new information about the household’s resilience and post-disaster recovery activities was also supplied by the research.
He said that Anambra, Jigawa, Bayelsa, Delta, Kogi, and Nasarawa were the six states where the survey was conducted.
“The survey was designed to delve into the micro-level effects experienced by households in the most affected states.
“This was done by examining the losses incurred by those households, while also recognizing the challenges faced by affected communities,” he said.