Tinubu Condoles with Victims of Jigawa Flood
By Ozumi Abdul
The pesidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has condoled with the loved ones of those who lost their lives in the recent flood disaster that occurred in Jigawa state.
Many communities across the state were affected and four local governments were badly hit by the flood.
The disaster was caused by heavy rainfall and it rendered hundreds of people homeless and killed 51 people.
Tinubu in a statement by his spokesman, Bayo Onanuga, described the tragedy as devastating.
“Particularly saddening is the revelation that the flood claimed 51 precious lives and destroyed valuable properties. Please accept my sympathy and condolences over this sad and unfortunate incident, and the lives lost,” Tinubu wrote in a letter addressed to state governor, Abubakar Badaru.
“I note with sadness that the heavy rain caused massive flooding in communities across all the local government areas of the state and badly affected are four local government areas in the state; Gwaram, Birnin-Kudu, Karnaya and Sankara.
“While this tragedy will certainly take its toll on us in the number of lost human lives that can never be regained and lost properties that may never be fully replenished, this moment calls on us to be strong and courageous to help the victims through this dark period.
“We stand with you and the good people of Jigawa State at this troubling time. May Almighty Allah comfort the families of those who lost their lives in the flooding, even as the government works to ameliorate the pains of this tragedy on them and on those who lost valuable properties,” the APC presidential candidate wrote.