President Muhammadu Buhari stated on Tuesday that since the start of the year, heavy rains have generated floods that have affected 500,000 people in Nigeria.
These floods were caused by heavy rainfall. Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria.
Twenty-three of the 36 states that make up the most populous country on the African continent are currently dealing with the effects of seasonal flooding. The northeastern regions are especially hard-hit this year.
Since January of this year, flooding has harmed more than half a million people in Nigeria.
The office of President Buhari says that relief is being sent by emergency services and that he is getting daily updates on the situation.
Deadly floods destroy houses and farmland in northeastern Nigeria