A delegation of the All Progressives Congress women’s campaign team led by the wives of the presidential and vice presidential candidates of the party, Senator Oluremi Tinubu and Hajiya Nana Shettima, respectively, have donated N20 million to 400 flood victims in Yobe State.
This came barely four days after the delegation extended a hand of generosity to communities affected by the flood in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, according to a statement issued by the media office of the campaign team in Abuja on Saturday.
The team, which was warmly received by Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, presented relief materials and a cash donation of N20m to the affected victims.
But in Yobe, the Lagos Central senator made a presentation of N20 million, stating that the 400 victims should be supported with N50,000 each to enable them to recapitalise their small-scale businesses, which had been ravaged by the flood.
She also presented the food and household items sent by the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari.
According to the statement, the women, who flew in from Abuja, landed at Maiduguri International Airport before moving by road on a 135km-long trip to Damaturu.
While addressing the victims of the flood disaster, Tinubu said, “We found it necessary to visit Yobe State to commiserate with the people over the natural disaster that has destroyed their livelihoods. We sympathised with the victims and prayed that God averts a recurrence.”
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, who warmly received the delegation, appreciated them for the visit and donations, adding that the donated cash and food items would go a long way to bring succour to the victims.
The delegation also visited the palace of the Emir of Damaturu, Alhaji Shehu Hashimi Ibn El-Kanemi II, where they commiserated with the monarch over the death of his son, Abba Sadiq Shehu Hashimi.