By Ihechi Enyinnaya
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has described reports of ravaging floods wreaking havoc in different communities in Jigawa State as not only disturbing but alarming.
He said that it is profoundly disturbing to learn that nearly 100 lives have been lost and 100,000 Nigerians displaced from their homes due to the flooding.
Obi who made this known on Wednesday in a Twitter post, commiserated with the Government of Jigawa State, the affected communities, the bereaved and displaced families in these challenging times.
The former Anambra governor also urged the Federal and State governments 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 floodings are linked to climate change, which is real.
“We can expect more of such disasters, and as such, we must plan contingency measures aimed at greater resiliency in times of natural disasters,” he said.