Government at all levels have been urged to ensure greater involvement in improving the consequences of disaster and conflict situation in rural areas.
The Executive Director Women Environment and Youth Development Initiate Mrs. Tosin Ajayi, made the call while speaking at a two-day national training programme on disaster risk reduction for selected non-governmental organizations in Nigeria , held in Ilorin.
Mrs Ajayi, who identified flooding as a major disaster in the country, also said the occurrence cut across all states of the federation.
She explained that the highly vulnerable population in disaster in Nigeria are usually the children, women, elderly and youth.
Mrs. Ajayi said Niger, Kwara and Kogi states in the North Central geopolitical zone have been identified as red flag for flooding,
She said the global initiative was aimed at bringing the disaster and risk issues to the fore, so that communities could know about them and solutions were proffered, possibly with adequate support from respective local government authorities.
Mrs. Ajayi said the training programme was a global initiative.