Sokoto distributes relief materials to Silame flood victims


Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, has distributed relief materials to about 9,000 families displaced by flood in Silame local government area of the state.

Presenting the items to the victims in Katami, a suburb of Silame, Tambuwal said about N40 million was spent on the purchase of the items which comprised of rice, maize, millet, guinea corn and clothes.

The Governor said that considering the severity of the disaster more relief materials would be provided to the persons affected by the disaster after due consultations.

He sympathised with the victims and prayed Allah to prevent the recurrence of the incident in all parts of the state and Nigeria at large.

Tambuwal warned people of the state to avoid building houses or erecting structures on water ways or dumping refuse in drainages.

He reiterated the commitment of his administration to executing programmes and policies that would uplift the welfare of the people in all the nook and crannies of the state.

Tambuwal presented the items to the sole Administrator of Silame local government, Alhaji Bello Gumki, for onward distribution to affected victims.

Responding, Gumki commended the Governor for his quick response to the plight of flood victims and prayed Allah to reward him abundantly.

The District head of Katami, Alhaji Usman Garba, lauded the state government for prompt concern to the welfare of people.

Tambuwal had before returning to Sokoto, inspected the areas affected by the flood in Katami town.