ODSIP Newsletter Vol. 1. No. 10

Flood is a common phenomenon. However, in Nigeria’s recent experience, two bouts of flood stand out – the 2012 and 2022. Incessant flooding has brought worries and concerns not only to government, but Nigerians and international communities. According to reports, the flood killed over 600 people, injured about 2,400 persons and displaced over 1.4 million residents. In addition, over 200,000 homes/houses and other valuable properties were destroyed, while thousands of hectares of land were also damaged. Experts have observed that the flood was caused by heavy rainfall, climate change and release of water from the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon.