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Flood: Lawmaker donates food items worth N19m to victims

Ali Rabiu Ali, Dutse About 1,000 victims of flooding in Jigawa State have received donations of food items worth billions of naira from a lawmaker.…

Ali Rabiu Ali, Dutse

About 1,000 victims of flooding in Jigawa State have received donations of food items worth billions of naira from a lawmaker.

The member representing Buji/Birnin Kudu Federal Constituency of Jigawa State, Engineer Magaji Da’u recently donated the items worth N19 million to victims whose relatives, houses and farmlands were destroyed by the flood.

Speaking during the distribution flag off in Jigawa, Hon Magaji sympathized with the victims and urged them to accept the disaster as an act of destiny, adding that the devastating adverse effects of the flood are visible enough and the victims are in dire need of assistance.

“It is a moral responsibility upon me and any well-to-do person to complement government’s efforts in providing relief materials to these victims. They are in this situation not because they warrant it but because God has destined it to happen,” he said.

The donated food items were handed over to nine district heads of the affected areas for onward distribution to the victims in their area.