Buhari assures flood victims of federal governnent’s support


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday assured families affected by flooding in several communities in Jigawa State of timely support from the Federal Government.

A statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the President directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other relevant government agencies to urgently assess the situation in the affected areas with a view to providing the needed humanitarian supplies.

According to Shehu, President Buhari, while commending the prompt response by the Jigawa State government, expressed solidarity with them during this difficult time, assuring of the readiness of the Federal Government to deploy the much-needed assistance as required.

He said the President would continue to follow very closely reports of flood situation across the country, and ensure that relevant Federal agencies were well prepared to respond to such disasters and mitigate associated risks.

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