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Also, official reports disclosed that over 1.4 million people had been displaced. And this bad news is this: The federal government and Nigerian Meteorological Agency have warned that more flooding should be expected. The worst-hit states include Adamawa, Anambra, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kogi, Niger, Delta, Benue, Nasarawa, etc. Sadly, flooding in Nigeria has remained an avoidable disaster that has overwhelming consequences on the economy. Experts have warned that Nigeria will face severe food scarcity because of the flooding. In this article, I discuss four ways Nigeria can prepare for the forthcoming food scarcity.
Create An Early Warning System
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By instituting early warning signs, smallholder and large holder farmers are kept abreast of forthcoming flooding disasters, enabling them to relocate livestock and from produce to safer places.
Rethink Disaster-Proof Farm Settlements
Promote Household Farming
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Therefore, citizens are encouraged to use any available space at home for gardening.
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