The minister got the president’s instruction in a letter signed by the president’s chief of staff, Ibrahim Gambari, according to a statement released on Monday by the president’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu.
The minister was given instructions by Buhari, according to the statement, to coordinate the creation of the plans with state governments, the environment ministry, and the transportation ministry.
On October 21, 2022, flooding in the Niger delta region of Ahoada, Rivers State, southern Nigeria, left a church and other buildings inundated along the East-West route, stopping traffic and economic activity.
According to a revised toll announced on October 20, it is now known that more than 600 people died in Nigeria’s worst floods in a decade. More than 1.3 million people had to leave their homes as a result of the tragedy, according to a tweet from Nigeria’s ministry of humanitarian affairs. (Image courtesy of PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP)
Shehu Buhari further stated that he “receives regular reports on the country’s flooding condition and reiterates his commitment to addressing the issues brought on by the tragedy in the country.”
According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), flooding brought on by severe rains in more than 20 states across Nigeria has so far affected nearly 2.5 million people and claimed the lives of over 603 people.
The terrible floods in Nigeria have destroyed countless homes and washed away untold amounts of farmland, drawing sympathy from the UN and King Charles III of the United Kingdom on a global scale.