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General News of Wednesday, 31 August 2022


2022 floods kill 115 Nigerians

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The presidency on Tuesday, August 30 confirmed that heavy floods that began at the start of the year has claimed the lives of 115 Nigerians.

According to a statement, more than 73,370 people have been displaced and 277 injured.

Spokesman Garba Shehu said President Muhammadu Buhari receives regular updates on the situation which has affected over 500,000 Nigerians.

He also promised that the federal government will continue to provide assistance to individuals and communities hit by the disaster.

Flood-impacted states include Lagos, Yobe, Borno, Taraba, Adamawa, Edo, Delta, Kogi, Niger, Plateau, Benue, Ebonyi, Anambra.

Others are Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto, Imo, Abia States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The 2022 floods have left around 37,633 houses destroyed or damaged, according to latest data by government agencies.

The President encouraged public-spirited individuals and organizations to support thousands of people in need of urgent help.

He advised states and local governments to step up their level of preparedness in handling emergencies.

The statement finally appealed to inhabitants of flood-prone areas to always adhere to the early warning advisories by agencies involved in climate monitoring and disaster management.


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