Peter Obi charges Nigerian govt to address flood problem, seeks support for victims

Labour Get together presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on Sunday, lamented the scourge of flood in Nigeria.

Floods had lately wreaked havoc in villages and displaced hundreds of individuals throughout the nation.

The Nationwide Emergency Administration Company (NEMA) had claimed lately that over 300 individuals had died and 500 others severely injured in floods this 12 months.

NEMA’s Director-Basic, Mustapha Ahmed, who disclosed this at an emergency technical assembly on flooding in Abuja, mentioned over 100, 000 individuals had been displaced from communities throughout Nigeria.

He urged communities in flood-prone areas to organize for evacuation to safer locations.

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Obi, who reacted to the event in a sequence of tweets on his Twitter deal with, decried the issue of floods in varied states within the nation.

The previous Anambra State governor, subsequently, charged the Federal Authorities to handle the issue.

He wrote: “The extent of injury brought on by the ravaging floods in Kogi, Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Niger States and within the different riparian belts of the nation, is most distressing. The untold hardship, lack of lives and properties brought on by the flooding stays of nice concern.

“Whereas we can’t management the quantity of rainfall that result in these huge flooding and related pure disasters, we should prioritize mitigation and resilient measures aimed toward defending lives and properties.

“I as soon as once more urge the Federal and State governments to return to the help of these affected by the floods and assist them again to their ft.”

Abdulkabeer Ambali

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