Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s nominee for president, has expressed alarm about the flood that is destroying areas of the nation.
According to Obi, the devastating floods would have “deleterious” effects on agricultural production and will drive up food prices at a time when the nation is dealing with a rise in food insecurity brought on by banditry and insurgency.
Numerous states in the nation have recently been under water as a result of severe floods that has claimed hundreds of lives and displaced thousands more.
Obi responded to the tragedy on his verified Twitter account on Tuesday, writing that the flooding’s destructive scope and the harm it has caused are astounding.
Obi felt sympathy for those who were directly affected by the deaths and property losses.
Additionally, the former governor of Anambra State urged the Federal Government and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide quick relief to those affected by the natural calamity.
The article stated: “The devastation caused by the 2022 floods in various states, including Benue, Kogi, Anambra, Delta, Bayelsa, and Nasarawa, is mind-boggling.
Over 2 million people have apparently been displaced, and there have reportedly been over 600 deaths.
“I feel sorry for individuals who were directly impacted by the deaths and property losses.
The devastating floods will have negative effects on food production and cause increased food prices at a time when our nation is dealing with rising food insecurity caused by banditry and insurgency.
I request that NEMA and FGN act quickly to help people affected by this natural tragedy.