Flooding costs Nigeria $4.6 billion, says the head of NiMet

Flooding costs Nigeria $4.6 billion, says the head of NiMet
The Director-General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof. Mansur Matazu, revealed that Nigeria experienced economic damage of about $4.6 billion due to floods in 2022. 

This loss had negative effects on the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). 

Despite the impact, the country is recovering, and the government has initiated efforts to find lasting solutions to flooding and enhance the utilization of floodwaters for agriculture. 

Matazu emphasized the agency's commitment to aligning with the government's policies, particularly in achieving food security. 

The focus is on providing climate-smart agricultural advisories and services to improve food security and stability in the country. 

The lack of access to climate information services was identified as a factor contributing to losses suffered by farmers, and efforts are being made to address this issue and enhance support for the agricultural sector.

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