The Presidency has assured flood victims in Daura, Katsina State, that additional assistance from the National Emergency Management Agency will come their way soon.
In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the presidency denied that President Muhammadu Buhari neglected the people of Daura who were affected by flood, stressing that assessment relief materials were dispatched to the victims within 48 hours of the floods.
“Ten trailer loads of building materials including zinc, planks and cement, as well as tons of grains, cereals and other edibles have so far been delivered.
“The flood victims also received blankets and mattresses.
“Materials were delivered to and signed for by stakeholders while the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruk Umar welcomed the prompt emergency response from NEMA officials,” it explained.
The presidency however said more food items and building materials would be distributed once the assessment of damage done by the flood in the community is ascertained.
“NEMA has equally promised that in line with establishment practices all over the country, as soon as the assessment of the damage to the flood-ravaged communities is reported upon, more food items and building materials would be dispatched,” it said.