Floods Will Have Consequences On Food Production, Peter Obi Warns
Written by City Radio on October 18, 2022
The flagbearer of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has raised concerns about the flood ravaging several parts of the country.
He said the ravaging floods will have “deleterious” consequences on food production, as well as orchestrate higher food prices at a time the country is contending with rising food insecurity due to banditry and insurgency.
Several states in the country have in recent weeks been submerged in water due to extensive flooding which has left hundreds of people dead and displaced thousands of others.
Reacting to the disaster in a post on his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday, Obi said that the devastating enormity of the flooding and the damages it has wreaked is mind-boggling.
While sympathizing with those directly affected by the loss of lives and properties, the former Anambra State governor appealed to the Federal Government and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to expeditiously assist victims of the natural disaster.