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Flooding: Atiku to tour impacted states on Tuesday

  Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is set to commence a tour of states impacted by flooding. ...

 


Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is set to commence a tour of states impacted by flooding.

 

In a press release by Paul Ibe, his media adviser, Abubakar will kick off the tour on Tuesday in Bayelsa state.

 

Ibe said the “tours to states ravaged by flooding become incumbent in view of the trauma that the incidents have caused its victims.

 

“Consequently, the tours will provide the presidential candidate the opportunity to have an on-sight impact assessment of these flooding incidents and give him a veritable window to input those ecological concerns in his policy documents.”

The statement added that “the PDP presidential candidate had supported flood victims in Jigawa, Yobe and Kano long before now. He was also the first candidate to speak on the issue and had counselled that persons living around the most vulnerable areas be temporarily evacuated following the alert by the meteorological agency that a further 24 states faced the risk of major flooding”.

 

As Nigeria continues to suffer the impacts of flood disasters across the country, presidential aspirants have been making moves to visit states to commiserate with victims.

 

On October 19, Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), visited Benue state and promised to contribute towards alleviating the suffering of the people.

 

Leaders from the international community have also sent solidarity messages to the country.

 

King Charles III, in a condolence message on Friday, said he is saddened by the recent events, adding that the UK stands in solidarity with Nigeria.

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping also commiserated with Nigeria over deaths recorded as a result of the tragic events.

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