- Nigeria's first lady, Aisha Buhari, has donated relief materials to give some level of comfort to those affected by flooding in Kebbi state
- Many lives and things were lost to the natural disaster, a development that the presidency reacted to with great empathy
- In the photos shared online, some of the victims could be seen posing with the packages they got from the first lady
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The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has donated relief materials to the victims of the Kebbi state flood.
The first lady made the donation through her organisation, Future Assured, in order to provide some respite to those who lost many things to the natural disaster.
It should be noted that the president had earlier, on Wednesday, September 2, reacted to the death of several Nigerians as a result of the heavy floods in Kebbi state.
In a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, the president regretted that the timing of the disaster came when efforts were ongoing to boost local rice production.
Buhari went on to express concern over the flood that destroyed farm produce, submerged thousands of farmlands and houses, and personal belongings in the affected communities.
According to the president, the floods couldn’t have come at a worse time for farmers and Nigerians who were already looking forward to a bumper harvest this year.
A Nigerian with the Twitter name Ademuyiwa Adebola made the contribution of the first lady known on Sunday, September 20.
In the pictures he shared, some women could be seen holding up the packages they got from the organisation as their faces showed some respite.
Below are their photos:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that rice farmers in Kebbi state say they may not be able to repay the loan given to them by the Central Bank of Nigeria and state governments as a result of the massive flood that destroyed their farms.
The rice farmers association in the northern state are now appealing to the CBN and state government to assist them by suspending the anchor borrower’s loan repayment from 2021 to 2022.
According to the farmers, they had lost all their planted crops to the flood, and could not, in any way, sustain the repayment of the loans.
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