Nigeria’s Presidency has declared a claim that President Muhammadu Buhari turned his back on his ancestral Daura community in Katsina State, which was hit by massive floods on August twenty-nine, false and untrue.
But contrary to the allegation, a statement issued by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity – Malam Garba Shehu, claims pre-assessment relief materials were dispatched to the victims within forty-eight hours of the floods.
It says, in addition to the initial relief materials provided to the victims, the National Emergency Management Agency has an arrangement in place to provide more assistance to the victims.
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 to the flood victims, who have also received blankets and mattresses.
The relief materials were allegedly delivered to stakeholders who signed for them, while the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruk Umar, has expressed appreciation for what is termed a prompt emergency response from NEMA officials.