Resilient Infrastructure as a Tool for Flood Risk Management in Nigeria: A Review

Michael Attah Onugba *

Department of Civil Engineering, the Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Kogi State, Nigeria.

Abraham Onugba

Department of Geology, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria.

Margaret Eke Bamigboye

Innovative Heritage Academy, Mararaba, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Flooding is a disaster which may occur naturally or as an effect of human activities. Flooding which is a global hazard has resulted in devastating effects on humans and the environment. Thousands of lives are lost and properties worth several millions of dollars are destroyed annually due to flooding in Nigeria. Various Flood Risk Management (FRM) approaches have been employed to manage this menace in Nigeria resulting in little success. This paper highlights the types, causes and impact of flooding in Nigeria as well as evaluate the efforts at local and national levels in FRM. After due considerations of performance and lapses of past efforts, the article advances the resilient infrastructure approach as a formidable and sustainable FRM option for Nigeria.

Keywords: Flooding, flood risk management, resilient infrastructure, Nigeria


How to Cite

Onugba, M. A., Onugba, A., & Bamigboye, M. E. (2022). Resilient Infrastructure as a Tool for Flood Risk Management in Nigeria: A Review. Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, 26(11), 37–46. https://doi.org/10.9734/jgeesi/2022/v26i11644

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