Sunday, December 17, 2017


Despite the challenge posed by climate change to development in Nigeria, there is as yet no national policy on climate change, especially with respect to vulnerability and adaptation which are the key challenges that must be tackled. In order for policies and action programmes to be put in place research needs to be carried out. CPED under this theme will focus its action research primarily on vulnerability and adaptation in the wetland and coastal region of Nigeria. There are several research gaps in the understanding of vulnerability and adaptation of the poor primary producers at the local level to the impact of climate change in the wetland and coastal regions of Nigeria. These include: information on climate change and knowledge about impact of climate change. CPED’s research program on this theme during the TTI phase 2 period will entail the development of inter disciplinary research framework and development of the framework for robust adaptation strategies. The limited research on vulnerability assessment and adaptation issues is done mainly in the academic domain without strategies designed to engage policy and decision makers. Thus most of the existing studies have not bridge the gap between research and policy. The use of research in framing effective policy strategies requires close involvement of the key stakeholders and decision makers and also vulnerable population at every stage of the process and not as an afterthought. CPED’s research will be “demand driven”. Implementation of adaptation strategies requires a close involvement between the research and the stakeholder community in vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategies. CPED will closely engage with these stakeholders from the very beginning and at every stage of the project and not as an afterthought. In the context of CPED’s action research approach over the years, a number of pilot adaptation programnes will be carried out in the communities of the wetland and coastal region of Nigeria. Theses intervention programmes will be carried out with service providers in public and private sectors and civil society organizations. The specific problems to be addressed by the pilot activities will depend partly on the finding of the vulnerability assessment.


  1. Many adults and students in Ilorin have resorted to football betting as a way of surviving the
    current economic recession in the country.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reporter observed this
    on Wednesday when he visited different betting centres in Ilorin.

    NAN reports that both unemployed and workers
    have embraced various kinds of betting as an alternative to survive.

    A civil servant, Dayo Olaolu, told NAN that he was surviving on football betting as
    things were getting tougher every day.

    “I am not a gambler, but the situation in the country has forced me to it now as there is no alternative at the moment,”
    he said.

    A fashion designer, Quadri Idris, said he had been trying his luck to win a bet to cater for his family’s needs as his business was no more thriving.

    “Man must survive and I think the best way for this present situation is to gamble. I will not steal to survive as the situation at hand demands for alternative means,” he said.

    Moses Olawale of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, said betting had been of help to him
    to sustain his academic pursuit.

    Mr. Olawale said his parents could no longer cater for his academic pursuit which forced him to resort to betting as alternative.

    “I am a very lucky person because I always win bet. I use the money I get from betting to finance my tuition as there is no one to assist except my parents,” Mr.
    Olawale said.

    Felix John, one of the Managers of Bet9ja in Olunlade
    Area, Ilorin, confirmed that his betting business was witnessing high
    patronage by customers.

    “We see pastors, bankers, teachers, students and even girls coming to play bet as alternative for livelihood,” he said.

    Mohammed Ishola, the Manager at Bet 360, Amilegbe Area, Ilorin,
    said customers were coming in numbers to try their luck.

    “I am shocked at the high rate of patronage these days. This centre is always overcrowded that you hardly see space to place your legs,” he said.

    NAN reports that various betting houses are in town such
    as Bet9ja, Naira bet, Bet 360, Bet 1X2.

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