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Flood: First Lady provides humanitarian relief for victims

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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First Lady Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Mrs Aisha Buhari has directed officials of her Future Assured Programme to provide humanitarian relief to victims who rampant flooding are badly hit across the country. In a statement released from the office of the First Lady in Abuja on Thursday, the first team has visited two communities, Kwaikwayu and Kafin Babushe in Ringim local government area of Jigawa state, which have been badly hit; on Monday 15th September, 2020.

At both communities, most of the homes have been washed away, rendering hundreds of the occupants homeless and forcing them to relocate to a block of five classrooms in the village primary school. Head of the delegation, Special Assistant to the President on Administration (Office of the FirstLady), Mr. Hadi Uba who spoke on behalf of the First Lady during delivery of the items,expressed concern over the frequent flooding in different parts of the country.

He noted that the economic and emotional trauma associated with flooding which leads to loss of loved ones, property and farmland, while reiterated Mrs. Buhari’s call on relevant government agencies, well-to-do and well-meaning Nigerians to continue to support the victims and ameliorate their suffering, wherever they may be.

The items distributed to the victims include large quantity of Food items, toiletries, blankets and clothing. Aisha Buhari through her Future Assured Program is at the frontline of both human and natural disasters a cross the country drawing attention to the plight of victims and providing relief to them.


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