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Africa

Countries in Africa

Nigeria: ‘Over 15 states, 50 local government areas likely to be flooded this year’

1 Jul 2015, Daily Trust

'It is recommended that government at all levels embark on flood prevention and mitigation measures such as construction of reservoirs, weirs as well as the continuous sensitisation of the people living in flood plains which would ensure sustainable socio-economic development in the country,' said Dr Moses Beckley, NIHSA Director General...


General Facts
  • Population: 922 million (2005)
  • Density: 30 per sq km
  • Total Area: 30,250 sq km (X 1,000)
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
*: reported


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