The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 election, Peter Obi has urged the federal government to exert concerted efforts to mitigate the effects of the ravaging flood.
In a post on Facebook, Obi asserted that the lingering flood is a testament that climate change is real.
He called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led FG to deploy support to the affected and displaced people.
This year’s flooding proves that climate change is real. Rise in temperature, rise in ocean levels, excessive rains, are all indicative of climatic changes. The poor, the well to do and the rich are affected alike.
President Goodluck Jonathan’s country home was affected, as was the entire Otueke community. While FGN cannot control the rains, it should take proactive measures to ameliorate the ravages of flooding; and even when they occur as is now the case, expeditious humanitarian intervention measures should be deployed to support the affected and displaced.