The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Saturday, extended the sympathies of the Nigerian Government and people to Pakistan over the sea-like flooding, which is the worst natural disaster in the country’s history.
In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari said “Pakistan and its population are in the thoughts and prayers of Nigerians as they confront this humanitarian disaster of epic proportions.”
The statement is titled ‘President Buhari calls global attention to Pakistan floods.’
The Pakistani government, on Friday, declared the devastating floods as a “national emergency” after it damaged half-a-million homes, affecting about 30 million people, and killing over 1,000.
The floods have also washed away hundreds of roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure.
He appealed to the United Nations and other Aid Agencies “to take urgent steps to assist people without shelter and food as well as the millions who require urgent humanitarian relief.”