The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has raised concerns about the flood ravaging several parts of the country.
Obi stated that the ravaging floods will have “deleterious” consequences on food production, as well as orchestrate higher food prices at a time the country is contending with rising food insecurity due to banditry and insurgency.
Several states in the country have in recent weeks been submerged in water due to extensive flooding which has left hundreds of people dead and displaced thousands of others.
Reacting to the disaster in a post on his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday, Obi stated that the devastating enormity of the flooding and the damages it has wreaked is mind-boggling.
Obi sympathised with those directly by the loss of lives and properties.
The former Anambra State governor also appealed to the Federal Government and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to expeditiously assist victims of the natural disaster.
The post read, “The devastating enormity of the 2022 flooding and the damages it has wreaked on several states, namely, Benue, Kogi, Anambra, Delta, Bayelsa and Nasarawa, is mind-boggling. So far, over 600 lives were reportedly lost, and over 2 million people displaced.
“I sympathize with those directly affected by the loss of lives and properties. At a time our country contends with rising food insecurity due to banditry and insurgency, the ravaging floods will have deleterious consequences on food production, as well as orchestrate higher food prices. I call on FGN and NEMA to expeditiously assist those affected by this natural disaster.”