The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday said it has recorded 372 deaths in the last eight months due to floods.
The flash floods which were experienced in 33 states of the country affected over 508,000 persons, it said.
The agency also said 277 persons were injured while 37,633 houses were destroyed.
Director-General of NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed, also said several farmlands in Adamawa, Jigawa, Taraba, Kano, Bauchi, Niger, Anambra, and Ebonyi states were submerged.
Ahmed spoke in Abuja during the commissioning and induction of new operational vehicles and specialised equipment.
“In the last eight months, floods in Nigeria, mostly flash floods, have inundated 33 out of 36 states and the FCT.”
The equipment commissioned included: “Three Mobile Intensive Care Unit Ambulances (MICUs), three Incident Response Vehicles (IRVs), two motorised boats, two inflatable boats, nine floodlights, 15 probe cameras, three life locators, 15 breaching systems, nine chain saws, six concrete cutters, nine full-body harness and nine hose pump units, among others.