President Muhammadu Buhari says he receives regular updates on flooding, which has affected more than 500,000 Nigerians since January.
In statement issued by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja, the president extended condolences to those affected by the floods.
He assured that the Federal Government would continue to provide the needed emergency assistance to individuals and communities impacted by the disaster.
The president noted that the tragic events had brought to the fore the need for states and local governments to step up their “level of preparedness in handling emergencies.
Buhari affirmed that the Federal Government would continue to monitor the situation very closely.
He said this was necessary to work more with states and affected communities to reduce the impact of the disaster, provide resources and improve response and recovery efforts.
Buhari urged inhabitants of flood-prone areas to always adhere to warning advisories issued by organisations saddled with climate monitoring and disaster management.