Community and Institutional Responses to Flood Disaster in Osogbo, Nigeria

Paul Olufemi Adeyeye


Flood occurrence often generate significant physical, social, economic, and environmental disruptions with attendant threat to lives, sources of livelihood, and businesses. In many cases, individuals, and communities experience great difficulties as they attempt to recover from the impacts of floods. Individual, communities, and institutions often develop strategies for flood reduction and management. This study examines community and institutional responses to flood management in Osogbo, Nigeria. Using a systematic sampling technique, it extracts responses from 110 residents in six flood prone areas in Osogbo. Frequency distribution was employed to analyze data collected. Findings revealed that though communities contributed to flood management in Osogbo, bulk of the efforts was initiated and implemented by the Osun State government. The study recommends a joint and inclusive strategy for flood management thereby ensuring that community efforts complement government interventions in the management of flood disaster in Osogbo, Nigeria.

Keywords: floods, community participation, institutional responses, government, disaster management

DOI: 10.7176/JPID/61-06

Publication date: June 30th 2022

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