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
Date Written: March 8, 2014
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
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