Abia

Communities Affected:4
Lives Lost:2
Number of Victims:4,122
Amount Raised by FG:₦300,000,000
Amount Raised by States:₦Under Research

Imo

Communities Affected:2
Lives Lost:N/A
Number of Victims:5,156
Amount Raised by FG:₦300,000,000
Amount Raised by State:₦Under Research

Bayelsa

Communities Affected:0
Lives Lost:N/A
Number of Victims:N/A
Amount Raised By FG:₦500,000,000
Amount Raised by State:₦Under Research

Benue

Communities Affected:6
Lives Lost:2
Number of Victims:26,500
Amount Raised By FG:₦500,000,000
Amount Raised by State:₦Under Research

Cross River

Communities Affected:0
Lives Lost:N/A
Number of Victims:N/A
Amount Raised By FG:₦400,000,000
Amount Raised by State:₦Under Research

Taraba

Communities Affected:14
Lives Lost:23
Number of Victims:15,674
Amount Raised By FG:₦400,000,000
Amount Raised by State:₦Unverified

Kwara

Communities Affected:9
Lives Lost:1
Number of Victims:9,065
Amount Raised By FG:₦300,000,000
Amount Raised by State:₦Under Research

 

   

Niger

Communities Affected:0
Lives Lost:N/A
Number of Victims:N/A
Amount Raised By FG:₦400,000,000
Amount Raised by State:₦Under Research

 

 

 

 
 
   
   
 
   
   
 
   
   

Anambra

Communities Affected:31
Lives Lost:0
Number of Victims:20,073
Amount Raised By FG:₦500,000,000
Amount Raised by State:₦Under Research
 
   
   
 
   
   

Delta

Communities Affected:1
Lives Lost:N/A
Number of Victims:497
Amount Raised By FG:₦500,000,000
Amount Raised by State:₦Unverified

Edo

Communities Affected:4
Lives Lost:2
Number of Victims:14,906
Amount Raised By FG:₦400,000,000
Amount Raised by State:₦Under Research

 

 
 
   
   

Kaduna

Communities Affected:18
Lives Lost:15
Number of Victims:N/A
Amount Raised By FG:₦400,000,000
Amount Raised by State:₦Under Research

Kogi

Communities Affected:18
Lives Lost:15
Number of Victims:N/A
Amount Raised By FG:₦400,000,000
Amount Raised by State:₦Under Research

Nasarawa

Communities Affected:0
Lives Lost:N/A
Number of Victims:N/A
Amount Raised By FG:₦400,000,000
Amount Raised by State:₦Under Research
 
   
   
 
   
   
 
   
   
 
   
   
 
   
   
 
   
   
 
   
   

 

   
   
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     

Why This Project?

The 2012 sudden floods in Nigeria and the disaster it caused are still very fresh in the minds of many victims. The floods, which affected 27 states out of the country’s 36 states and FCT, Abuja resulted in the loss of over 300 lives and displacement of over two million people. The floods destroyed farmlands, livestock and other means of livelihood for millions of rural dwellers. A critical look at the 2012 flood disaster and government’s response indicates that the disaster exerted a great burden on Federal, States and Local governments, which had no clear preparation for a disaster of such magnitude.

The crisis, which severely affected several homes, led to the establishment of temporary camps, a national emergency fund campaign and also establishment of private sector groups who raised funds to support flood victims. But what has remained a recurring issue of concern is the lack of transparency and accountability that has characterized the reception and utilization by states of the Federal government allocated relief funds, which were disbursed to affected states in the aftermath of the flooding. Also of a major concern is the credible fear that some of the flood victims did not benefit at all from these intervention funds. In October 2012, President Goodluck Jonathan announced the release of N17.6 billion ($109.1 Million) as direct financial assistance to the affected states and some Federal Government agencies responsible for disaster management.

Additionally too, the privately mobilized funds by the Presidential Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation co-chaired by businessman Aliko Dangote and Lagos-based lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba) set up on 11 October 2012 to complement government’s efforts at bringing succour to the victims of the flooding across the country has also been largely unaccounted for. State Governors also released funds for flood victims. Yet, citizens still complain that no fund was received.

Working with selected civil society organizations and affected communities’ groups the project will utilize broad range of tools to estimate amount collected at both federal and state levels for adaptation and control of flooding disasters and also donations from private organizations and individuals. This project covering 15 selected states undertakes an analysis of different sources of funding for the flooding emergency measures and the amounts that trickled down to citizens in financial and non-financial terms. Finally, advocacy and campaigns to engage relevant sectors of the society and government towards ensuring the effective, transparent and accountable use of funds earmarked for the flood relief and rehabilitation purposes in beneficiary states.

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BudgIT as an idea was conceptualized and hacked at the Tech-In-Governance, a 48 hour gathering organized by Co-Creation Hub in February 2011. BudgIT as a tool aims to redefine participatory governance. Many Nigerians, with little or no knowledge of accounting and public financial management, are lost when they see (if they ever get the chance to) the budgets of the different arms of government. Most media releases of the Nigerian budget only have the macro figures as the finer details that trickle down to the citizens such as neighbourhood projects are not fully explained. The maze of millions and billions in the “thick” budget documents tend to confuse and it is difficult to put clear context on how public funds are actually spent.

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