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FUL to Hold First International Conference tagged "Flood and Sustainable Development" - Calls for Abstracts


The Federal University Lokoja (FUL) will be holding its 1st International Conference with the theme "Flood and Sustainable Development" at the College of Health Sciences Auditorium (Adankolo Campus) between 14th and 16th June, 2023.



Floods are the most frequent type of natural disaster affecting most parts of the world today. Floods have caused widespread devastation that have resulted in the loss of lives and damage to properties and critical public infrastructure. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in the past few decades, floods have globally affected more than 2 billion vulnerable people who either live in floodplains or lack early warning systems and awareness of flooding hazards. Huge resources have been lost to flooding episodes globally, in 2021, America witnessed a devastating flood in Tennessee with properties worth over 101 million US dollars damaged.

The 2022 flood in Pakistan affected about 72 million people and caused about 14.9 billion US dollars in damages. In Nigeria, the 2022 flood was reported to have affected 34 of the 36 states; displaced over 1.4 million people, and killed 612 people. Over 200,000 homes and 110,000 hectares of farmland were completely or partially destroyed. Efforts must be harnessed to mitigate this extreme weather event which is occurring more frequently due to climate change. Lokoja is located at the confluence of the two major rivers in Nigeria and has been at the receiving end each time the country experienced massive flooding.

It is against this background that the Management of the Federal University Lokoja in collaboration with other organizations resolved to invite the Academic Community, Researchers, Development Agencies, Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs), and other stakeholders to an international conference on flood where ideas and on-going efforts to tackle the menace of floods shall be discussed.


  • Flood and Climate Change
  • Flood Risk Management
  • Flood and Infrastructural Facilities
  • Flood Forecasting, Early Warning System and Responses
  • Flood and Epidemics
  • Flood, Livelihoods, and Environmental Sustainability
  • Flood Policies, Politics, and Governance
  • Flood and Security
  • Flood, Population, and Gender Issues 

Lead Paper Presenters

- Prof. Temi Ologunorisa
Vice-Chancellor, Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Ondo State, and Adjunct Professor of Geography, Liberty University, Lynchburg Virginia, USA

- Prof. Jimmy O. Adegoke
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) USA

Keynote Speakers

- Dr George Moghalu
Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority, Lokoja

- Engr. Clement Nzeh
Director General, Nigeria Hydrological Service Agency, Abuja


Registration Fees Categories Amount
Early Bird Local Participants  N25,000
  International Participants  $100
Late Registration Local Participants  N30,000
  International Participants  $120

Account Details

Bank Name: United Bank for Africa (UBA) 
Account Name: FUL Felele Consult Ltd. 
Account Number: 1024181191

Important Dates

  • Submission of Abstract Deadline: May 14, 2023
  • Submission of full Paper: May 14, 2023
  • Conference arrival date: June 13, 2023
  • Conference date: June 14, 2023

Important Notice: All those who have received letters of acceptance for the abstract submitted are to submit the full paper before May 28, 2023. Prospective participants should please feel free to ask questions about the conference from the LOC Secretary.


  • National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA)
  • Nigeria Hydrological Service Agency (NIHSA)
  • Nigeria Environmental Action Study Team (NEST)
  • Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG)
  • Kogi State Ministry of Environment


  1. Abstracts are expected from researchers across the globe
  2. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words
  3. All submissions shall be in formal English
  4. In submitting abstracts, authors are required to indicate the sub-themes of their abstracts
  5. Authors should include five keywords in their abstracts
  6. Each abstract submitted should have the full names of the author(s) and their affiliations
  7. All abstracts submitted must indicate clearly the corresponding authors' email addresses and telephone numbers
  8. All abstracts and final papers are to be submitted to [email protected].

There are decent hotels available close to the Conference Venue at affordable rates.

S/N Name Rate

Edge Drive Hotel

N20,000 - N140,000

Reverton Hotel

N13,000 - N78,000

Diato Hotel

N10,000 - N55,000

Saatof Hotel

N16,000 - N120,000

Gosakin Hotel

N15,000 - N100,000

Golden Grand Royale

N21,000 - N140,000

For further enquiries, contact any of the following:

Prof. M. S. Audu - LOC Chairman
Tel: 08036080140, email: [email protected] 

Dr. Joseph Folorunsho - LOC Secretary

Tel: 08033641562, email: [email protected] 

Daniel Nwankwo - Publicity Secretary
Tel: 08127013883, email: [email protected] 


  • National Inland Waters Ways Authority (NIWA)
  • Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG)
  • Nigeria Environmental Action Study Team (NEST)
  • Kogi State Ministry of Environment

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