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Flood disaster in Nigeria deeply saddening, UK stands in solidarity – King Charles

  King Charles III, the British monarch, has condoled with Nigeria over the devastating floods that have ravaged the country in recent month...

 


King Charles III, the British monarch, has condoled with Nigeria over the devastating floods that have ravaged the country in recent months.  

In a condolence message to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, the monarch said he and his wife are “deeply saddened” about the situation.

He sympathised with victims, adding that his thoughts are with those working to support the recovery efforts

“Your Excellency, Dear Mr President,” the statement reads.

 “I wanted you to know how deeply saddened both my wife and I are to hear of the many people who have lost their loved ones and whose lives have been so dreadfully affected as a consequence of the devastating floods across Nigeria.

“We remember with the greatest affection our visits to Nigeria and the kindness of the people we met.

“However inadequate this may be under such tragic circumstances, our most heartfelt sympathy is with all those who have suffered so much, and our thoughts are with those working to support the recovery efforts.

 “I know that the United Kingdom stands in solidarity with Nigeria as you recover from these truly terrible events.”

Nigeria is currently experiencing the worst floods in decades, with over 600 persons dead and two million affected.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the floods are a result of the opening of the Lagdo dam in Cameroon.

 

However, Sulieman Adamu, minister of water resources, said rainfall is responsible for 80 percent of the floods.

Meanwhile, the federal government has commenced the delivery of relief materials to affected states while also promising to initiate bilateral talks with Cameroon.

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