King Charles III Writes Buhari, Expresses Sadness – THISDAYLIVE


*Says UK stands in solidarity with Nigeria 

*UNICEF: 2.5m Nigerian flood victims need assistance

Bennett Oghifo, Onyebuchi Ezigbo and Francis Sardauna

King Charles III of England yesterday wrote an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari concerning the devastating floods bedeviling most states of the federation, declaring that he “is deeply saddened” about the lives lost to the disaster.
This is coming on the heels of a report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicating that 2.5 million flood victims in Nigeria are in need of humanitarian assistance, “while more than 1.5 million children may face increased risk of waterborne diseases, drowning and malnutrition following the massive flooding.”

In the latest casualty figures, no fewer than 600 persons have lost their lives, with 1.3 million people rendered homeless and over 200,000 houses destroyed by floods across 34 states.
In the open letter signed by the monarch yesterday,…

Source: Thisday Newspaper