Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:09 am
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness and concern over the unprecedented devastation caused by floods in Katsina state and other parts of the country.
The President, who made his feelings known in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Monday, pledged the federal government’s support for the victims of the disaster.
““I’m deeply saddened to observe the devastation and terrible loss of lives caused by the floods in Katsina state and other parts of the federation,’’ he said.
He, therefore, directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to do everything that would bring succor to the victims.
He said: “”As rescue and prevention efforts continue, let me express the sincere condolences of my family, the government and people of Nigeria to all the victims of the destruction by the floods.
“”Let me assure that we stand ready to provide, within available resources, assistance that is needed to bring comfort to those in distress.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that more than 40 persons were reported killed and 200 houses destroyed by the recent flood in Katsina state.