President Muhammadu Buhari says he has not abandoned his kinsmen who were victims of flooding in Daura, Katsina State.
One of Buhari’s spokesmen, Garba Shehu, said: “Contrary to the
allegations that President Muhammadu Buhari has turned his back on the
people of Daura, we can confirm that pre-assessment relief materials
were dispatched to the victims within 48 hours of the floods.
“Ten trailer loads of building materials including zinc, planks, and
cement, as well as tons of grains, cereals, and other edibles have so
far been delivered.
“The flood victims also received blankets and mattresses.
“Materials were delivered to and signed for by stakeholders while the
Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruk Umar welcomed the prompt emergency
response from NEMA officials,” he said.
Meanwhile, NEMA has promised that as soon as the assessment of the
damage to the flood-ravaged communities was concluded more food items
and building materials would be dispatched to the victims.