Gwadabawa ( Sokoto State) – Gwadabawa Local Government in Sokoto State on Saturday donated relief materials worth N820,000 to flood victims.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that each of the beneficiaries got a bag of rice, a bag of millet, a rubber mat, a blanket and N 5,000 cash.
On Aug. 1, many towns including Gwadabawa, Mammande, Gidan-Doagza, Kililawa and Galadunchin-Tsabre, were ravaged by flood, but no life was lost
Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman of the Council’s Caretaker Committee, Alhaji Aminu Aya, noted that 65 of the victims from Gwadabawa, headquarters of the local government, benefitted in the first tranch.
He assured other victims from four other communities that they would get their own relief materials within the next 48 hours.
“The gesture is not in any way compensation, but an attempt to alleviate their sufferings.
“We have since reported the disaster to the state government through the State Emergency Management Agency which has promised to come to their aid.
“We are also appealing to the National Emergency Management Agency, other donor agencies, corporate organisations and well-meaning individuals to assist them.’’
The Secretary to the local government, Alhaji Ibrahim Shuni, who promised further assistance, however, warned the beneficiaries against selling the items.
Also speaking, Alhaji Abdullahi Rabah, the Chairman of the House of Assembly Committee on Emergency and Disaster Management, lauded the council’s gesture.
A spokesman for the beneficiaries, Alhaji Abdullahi Faransi, thanked the local government for the gesture. (NAN)