Spiritual Director of the Ministries of Adoration in Canaanland Rev. Fr. Magnus Iberi raised concerns about the impact of the floods on food security in Nigeria.
In a statement on Thursday, Iberi, better known as Father E Day Work, urged authorities to take measures to avoid food shortages.
The cleric noted the destruction of more than 569,000 hectares of agricultural land across the country.
The priest instructed citizens and businesses to assist the government in helping people and families affected by the floods.
Iberi called for additional intervention in providing health assistance to victims, especially women, children and the elderly.
“No gift is too small for a man in need. Let us not wait for the little we can do to go a long way,” he said.
There are fears that this year’s devastating floods and climate change will drive up food prices from December.
About 3 million people in 34 states were affected by the floods. 1.4 million people were displaced and more than 600 were killed.
The International Federation of the Red Cross/Red Crescent (IFRC) has issued an emergency flood appeal for $13 million to provide water, cash and shelter.
Last week, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Matthias Schmale, urged donors and the international community to contribute to the flood response quickly and generously.
Nigeria floods: 570,000 hectares of farmland destroyed, food crisis looms – Fr. Iberian