2022 Floods Disaster: FG Distributes Relief Materials To 3.2 Million In 21 States

The Federal Government has distributed relief materials to about 21 states affected by floods.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiyya Umar Farouq, made this known in a statement issued by her media aide, Nneka Anibeze, in Abuja.

She also explained that over 3.2 million persons were reportedly affected by the 2022 floods as at October 24, adding that 1.4 million persons have been internally-displaced; 2,776 persons were injured, 612 people lost their lives, while 181,600 houses were partially damaged.

Sadiyya said distribution of food and non-food items to more states were on-going, as the government was prepared to assist all the affected states.

The Minister listed the 21 states to include; Abia, Adamawa, Anambra, Bayelsa, Ekiti, Enugu, Imo and Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger. Others are Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

She added that Search-and-Rescue teams had continued to evacuate, relocate and refer victims to hospitals, and enjoined other stakeholders to join in the efforts to assist victims.