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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has called on the federal government, state government and other relevant authorities to come to the aid of the Jigawa Flood Victims.
The Presidential Candidate expressed his concern via a Twitter Post on Wednesday saying, ‘News reports of the ravaging floods wreaking-havoc in different communities in Jigawa state are not only disturbing but alarming’.
Commiserating with the state governor and victims of the flood, Peter Obi urged the government to intervene on the matter as lives and properties have been lost as a result of the floods.
He said, “it is profoundly disturbing to learn that nearly 100 lives have been lost and 100,000 Nigerians displaced from their homes due to the floodings.
“My heart goes out to the governor of Jigawa State, the affected communities, the bereaved and displaced families in these challenging times. I urge the federal government and state government to come to the aid of the victims of the flooding, even in other parts of the nation and help them sail through the turbulent times.
“I also call on the relevant authorities to intensify efforts to mitigate losses and casualties resulting from natural disasters. These unprecedented flooding are linked climate change, which is real” He said.
The Former Anambra State Governor added that planning ahead would help to prevent future recurrence of the flood. He said, “we can expect more of such disasters, and as such we must plan contingency measures aimed at greater resiliency in terms of natural disasters.”
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