Daily Trust (Abuja)

9 October 2012

Nigeria: Kano Donates Relief Materials to Niger Republic

Kano — The Kano State government has donated 52 trucks load of relief materials worth millions of naira to victims of flood in Niger Republic.

The items donated to the victims include 5,000 sacks of maize, 5,000 sacks of millet, 5,000 sacks of Guinea corn, 5,000 blankets, 5,000 pieces of brocade and 5,000 pieces of wax material. Presenting the items in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State, the state governor, Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso, who sympathized with the Nigerien government and citizens over the incident, said the gesture was a show of concern from the Kano government.

Kwankwaso promised to work with the Nigerien authorities towards promoting socio-economic ties between the two entities.

The governor noted that floods have also ravaged parts of Nigeria, and that the two tiers of government have given assistance to the victims, and will do more to alleviate their suffering.

He appealed to people of the state who are living within flood plains to vacate such areas, pointing out that it is necessary for people to leave dangerous areas no matter their ancestral attachment to such places, to safeguard their lives and property.

In their separate remarks, the Governor of Zinder, Alhaji Umar Saidou Isiaka and the Emir of Tirmini, Alhaji Barma Muhamman Rabi'u, in Niger Republic, thanked the government and people of Kano State for the gesture.

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