By Peter Ejiofor
Lagos, April 15, 2022: The Nigerian community in South Africa has commiserated with the government and people of KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa after the damage caused by the deadly flood which left more than 306 people dead.
Nigerians, under the auspices of Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA), in a letter by its President, Mr Collins Mgbo, to the Provincial Premier, said: “We are aware of the damages to properties, businesses and numerous people who are displaced.’’
The letter emailed from Johannesburg on Friday said in Lagos that a three-day downpour from Sunday, April 10, 2022, wreaked havoc in the KwaZulu-Natal Province, claiming lives, destroying properties and businesses, as well as leaving many people displaced.
“I am writing on behalf of NUSA to commiserate with you and people of your province with regard to the damage caused by the deadly flood which has left hundreds or 306 people to be precise dead in the province at this moment.
“This letter is to sympathise with you and to inform you that our feelings and thoughts are with you and the people of KwaZulu-Natal at this difficult moment.
“I feel much relief for those who are safe, but I can also feel the sorrows of the victims when they had to face such a deadly act of nature,’’ he said.
Mgbo said that many people might have lost their dear ones and some lost their houses and other valuable assets.
“Please, know that the Nigerian community in South Africa and those resident in KwaZulu-Natal precisely, are with you at this difficult moment.
“It is a very critical time for many people in that area, and we must try our very best to help them to recover. I could only wish that many organisations and NGOs can come forward to help as per their capability.
“In this crucial time of life, do know that Nigerians in South Africa do sympathise with you wholeheartedly.
“We are using this medium to sympathise with all the Nigerians who may have been affected in one way or the other.
“We encourage them to reach out to the union should they need any assistance.
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