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FLOODING: Presidency says Buhari did not abandon Daura community

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The Presidency, on Sunday, said it was not true that President Muhammadu Buhari abandoned Daura community, Katsina State, which was hit by massive flooding last Thursday.

The presidency, in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, described reports to that effect as false and untrue.

According to Shehu, contrary to the allegations, pre-assessment relief materials were dispatched to the victims within 48 hours of the floods, adding that in addition to the initial relief materials provided to the victims, the National Emergency Management Agency had concluded arrangements to provide more assistance to the victims.

He said: “Contrary to the allegations that President Muhammadu Buhari had turned his back on the people of Daura, we can confirm that pre-assessment relief materials were dispatched to the victims within 48 hours of the floods.

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“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, Umar Faruk Umar, welcomed the prompt emergency response from NEMA officials.”

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