Why Flooding in Nigeria is an Increasingly Serious Problem

Nigeria has seen heavy rains and thunderstorms since the begining of the year which resulted to flooding, killing dozens of people and washing houses away.  Poor urban planning and climate change contribute to this phenomenon in the most parts of the country. "Nigeria needs to take measures to cope ... And could include early warning and rapid response systems, flood data gathering and modelling, proper urban and spatial planning, flood emergency preparedness and political will", writes Andrew Slaughter of The Conversation.


Flooding in Gombe, Nigeria. (file photo).


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