King Charles the third has written to President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent flooding in Nigeria, sympathising with the country over the “devastating” incidents.
While reiterating the UK’s support to Nigeria, he extended his most heartfelt sympathy to all those who have suffered.
In the open letter signed by the monarch on Friday, King Charles III stated that he was “deeply saddened” about the lives lost due to the flood.
The letter read, “Your Excellency, Dear Mr President, I wanted you to know how deeply saddened both my wife and I are to hear of the many people who have lost their loved ones and whose lives have been so dreadfully affected as a consequence of the devastating floods across Nigeria.
“We remember with the greatest affection our visits to Nigeria and the kindness of the people we met.
“However inadequate this may be under such tragic circumstances, our most heartfelt sympathy is with all those who have suffered so much, and our thoughts are with those working to support the recovery efforts.
“I know that the United Kingdom stands in solidarity with Nigeria as you recover from these truly terrible events.”
Over 600 persons have died in the recent floodings in Nigeria as of Sunday.
According to Nigeria’s ministry of humanitarian affairs, the disaster has also forced more than 1.3 million from their homes,