The Federal government is providing aid to three Southern African countries; Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, recently ravaged by Cyclone Idai.
Idai was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere. The long-lived storm caused catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, leaving more than 1,000 people dead and thousands more missing with over $2 billion in damages.
To deliver on Nigeria’s promise aid, President Buhari has already sent the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyema to the countries affected.
Onyema arrived Malawi on Monday alongside the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA), Engr. Mustapha Maihaja and other government officials. They were received by the Nigerian High commissioner to Malawi, Ambassador Stanley Womolimi at the Kamuzu International Airport, Lilongwe, capital city of Malawi.
According to Onyema, Nigeria will deliver relief materials and cash support to the three Southern African countries
In #Malawi leading the delegation on Presidential Support to Disaster Victims on behalf of H.E. President @MBuhari. We will deliver relief materials and cash support to three Southern African countries- #Malawi, #Mozambique and #Zimbabwe recently hit by #CycloneIdai. @DigiCommsNG pic.twitter.com/bYCgvpoI8i— Geoffrey Onyeama (@GeoffreyOnyeama) May 13, 2019