The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has sympathized with victims of flood ravaging states in Nigeria, calling on the government to support them back to their feet.
Mr. Obi made the call on Sunday in a statement, describing the level of damage as distressing.
The former Governor of Anambra state also said that the impact of the disaster called for concern.
“The level of damage caused by the ravaging floods in Kogi, Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Niger States and in the other riparian belts of the country, is most distressing. The untold hardship, loss of lives and properties caused by the flooding remains of great concern.
“While we cannot control the volume of rainfall that lead to these massive flooding and associated natural disasters, we must prioritize mitigation and resilient measures aimed at protecting lives and properties.
“I once again, urge the Federal and State governments to come to the aid of those affected by the floods and help them back to their feet,” he said.