Updated: March 5, 2021
The goodwill of the First Lady of Nigeria, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari was extended to flood victims in Niger state on Thursday 24th September, 2020, through a Future Assured team. As with other flood-prone areas, parts of the state were flooded, leaving many families with destroyed homes, and businesses.
Speaking during the distribution of palliatives to the victims of the flood disaster, leader of the Future Assured team, Mr. Aliyu Abdullahi, Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, delivered her message of sympathy, saying her thoughts are with them at difficult times like this.
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Areas visited include Mai Tumbi in Bosso LGA, Ungwar Rahma in Chanchanga LGA, and Farm Center in Minna all in Niger State.
Director-General, Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Alh. Ahmed Ibrahim Inga, who represented Niger State government at the occasion, expressed the appreciation of the government and people of Niger state for the kind gesture of the First Lady, saying that she has been identified by Nigerians for her spirit of philanthropy. Staff of the agency collaborated with the future assured team to conduct the distribution exercise.
Some of the beneficiaries interviewed expressed appreciation to the First Lady for coming to their aid.
This was another humanitarian outreach to states affected by flooding in the country. Many states have so far been visited for distribution of palliatives
Items distributed included large quantities of rice, other food commodities such as cooking oil and toiletries, blankets and clothing materials.