The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA has disclosed of its readiness to mitigate this year’s impact of flooding in 102 local government areas spread across 28 states of the Federation. Director General of the agency, AVM Muhammadu Muhammed disclosed this in a statement Friday on Abuja.
He said according to the World Health Organization WHO, between 1998-2017, floods affected more than 2 billion people worldwide and 80-90% of all documented disasters from natural hazards during the past 10 years have resulted from floods, droughts, tropical cyclones, heat waves and severe storms.
“Unfortunately, 2020 is going to be a year of ‘an incident within an incident’. With the Country battling Covid-19 pandemic, managing a flood disaster will be a herculean task.