Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari on the flood situation in the state.
The governor, who briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting with the president, said he requested the Federal Government’s assistance for victims of the disaster.
He added that over 15,000 people had been displaced by floods in Kwara State.
The governor, therefore, urged President Buharito come to the aid of the displaced persons, saying property and farm products worth about N10billion had been destroyed by the disaster.
He expressed the hope that the federal government’s assistance would help to ameliorate the sufferings of victims of the disaster.
AbdulRazaq said: “I came to see the president, among other things, to discuss ecological and developmental issues.
“Over the weekend, we had a huge rainstorm that destroyed about 5,000 houses in the state capital. We had huge flooding in Kwara North and the bank of River Niger.