Climate Change Could Affect 60% Of Nigerian Population – Survey

A study by the Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, has revealed that 50 to 60 per cent of the country’s population could be affected by climate change in the nearest feature.

According to the report, global warming related events such as floods, strong winds,
droughts and tidal waves could cause massive relocation of people, noting that about 15 per cent of the country’s population was presently affected by climate variation and sea level changes.

It hinted that the situation could contribute to increase population movement via declining agricultural productivity, managed and unmanaged retreat from land which is vulnerable to sea level rise and temperature displacement.
The study also noted that the declining agricultural productivity that has been a major trigger for population movement in the country could be worsened, especially in the semi-arid and arid zones of the northern part of the country.