In a recent statement by Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, the Lagos Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), it has been disclosed that the 2022 floods wreaked havoc on 16,000 families, with 6,000 farmers suffering losses of various seedlings and farm produce in Lagos State.
The statement, issued on Friday in Lagos, sheds light on the aftermath of the 2022 flood disaster and comes in conjunction with the NEMA/World Bank initiative aimed at bolstering resilience and learning crucial lessons from the calamity.
NEMA’s Director-General, Mustapha Ahmed, emphasized the widespread impact on different sectors of the economy in Lagos State caused by the floods in 2022. He stressed the urgency of a thorough appraisal of all efforts undertaken during each incident, emphasizing the identification and closure of gaps to ensure a more effective and efficient response in the future.
Due to the events of 2022, NEMA directed the Lagos Territorial Office and other field offices to take proactive measures in mitigating losses and fortifying the resilience of Nigerians as the nation approaches the 2023 rainy season.
The revelation underscores the critical need for comprehensive disaster response strategies and a continuous commitment to safeguarding communities against the adverse effects of natural disasters.