What Implications Does 2012 Flood Disaster Have on the Nigerian Economy?

Association of Energy and Environmental Economics of Nigeria - Nigerian Journal of Energy and Environmental Economics, 6(1), 15-28.

16 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2019

See all articles by Geraldine E Nzeribe

Geraldine E Nzeribe

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ebele Nwokoye

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics

nkechi rose uwajumogu

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Uju Ezenekwe

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics

Date Written: March 8, 2014

Abstract

Human life has no duplicate; all living things need nutrition in order to get on with life. Flooding, just like any other unexpected natural disasters, rid us of both lives and nutrition; it rids us of our purchasing power, our heritage and our future. This paper takes a look at the effects of the 2012 flood disaster in Nigeria and pays particular attention to the implications for the agricultural sector. Findings herein show that this disaster swept away so many sources of livelihood and destroyed both social and farming infrastructures. The study therefore recommends that policy makers and people residing in flood prone areas must make sustainable efforts geared towards prevent future occurrences and cushioning the effects of flood disasters in Nigeria.

Keywords: Agriculture, Disaster, Flooding, Human Lives, Nigeria

Suggested Citation

Nzeribe, Geraldine E and Nwokoye (nee Nwabude), Ebele and uwajumogu, nkechi rose and Ezenekwe, Uju, What Implications Does 2012 Flood Disaster Have on the Nigerian Economy? (March 8, 2014). Association of Energy and Environmental Economics of Nigeria - Nigerian Journal of Energy and Environmental Economics, 6(1), 15-28.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3312108

Geraldine E Nzeribe

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ebele Nwokoye (nee Nwabude) (Contact Author)

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics ( email )

Enugu-Onitsha Expressway
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Awka, Anambra
Nigeria

HOME PAGE: http://www.unizik.edu.ng/profile/nwokoyees

Nkechi rose Uwajumogu

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Uju Ezenekwe

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics ( email )

Enugu-Onitsha Expressway
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Awka, Anambra
Nigeria

HOME PAGE: http://www.unizik.edu.ng/profile/ezenekweur

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