Floods: I have not abandoned Daura ― Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has denied claims that he has abandoned his home town, Daura, Katsina State, currently reeling from the effects of flooding, which occurred there last week.

Instead, he affirmed that despite the relief materials already sent to the town, more help has been planned for the affected area.

According to a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, Daura community will receive additional assistance from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

It said: “Contrary to the allegations that President Muhammadu Buhari has 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, Alhaji Umar Faruk Umar welcomed the prompt emergency response from NEMA officials.

“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.”

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