This project work capture the causes and effects of flooding in different parts of the nation.
Nigeria is the most populous Black race country in Africa and in the world with a total land area of 983,213 km2 occupied by over 160 Million people: The interaction of these millions of people with their environment has left indelible mark on the landscape. Urbanization, deforestation, flooding, desertification, over population and all kinds of pollution are some of the resultant effects of man’s interaction with his environment. These changes result from the populace attempt to achieve their seemingly endless desire for food, shelter, recreation and infrastructural facilities and urbanization in general. This has placed a lot of pressure on the environment. Flooding has become the annual experience of Nigerian cities especially in Aba, Abia State where it has causes economic stampede in the rainy seasons of the year. Effort made by the government and residents to forestall the menace has produced sub-optimal results. There is hence, the need to adopt more proactive, standard and reliable procedures that can give sustainable outcome and restore the socio-economics growth of the urban centre.
KEYWORDS: Flooding. Rainfall. Over Population. Urbanization. Deforestation. Soil Infiltration. National Emergency Management Agency.FLOODING IN NIGERIAN CITIES: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS. A Case Study of Aba Urban, Abia State, Nigeria