- Following the flood disaster in Kebbi, President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathised with the government and people of the state
- The president’s message was read to the affected Koko, Koko/Besse local government area of the state by Governor Atiku Bagudu
- President Buhari prayed Allah to provide succor to all of the victims
President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathised with the government and people of Kebbi state on the flood disaster that ravaged 11 local government areas of the state.
The chief press secretary to Kebbi governor, Abubakar Dakingari, made the disclosure in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday, August 28.
He said the president’s message was read to the affected Koko, Koko/Besse local government area of the state by Governor Atiku Bagudu while addressing victims.
According to the statement, President Buhari is deeply sympathetic with the victims and prayed Allah to provide succor to all of them.
The governor advised people in the flood prone areas to refrain from construction and building on waterways to prevent future occurrence.
“The government will embark on clearing and evacuation of rubbish from drainages to ensure free flow of water,’’ Bagudu said.
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NAIJ.com previously reported that thirty-three people including children reportedly died while 30 are still missing after an overloaded boat capsized in the Niger River in Kebbi state.
The boat carrying 150 passengers reportedly capsized due to overloading.
About 85 people were rescued alive while a search party is still looking for the remaining 30 people.
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