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Demise of 51 Jigawa flood victims devastating, says Tinubu

By Adamu Abuh, Abuja
03 September 2022   |   7:17 pm
Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu says the demise of 51 persons who lost their lives in the Jigawa flood incident is devastating.

(FILES) Flooded road. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu says the demise of 51 persons who lost their lives in the Jigawa flood incident is devastating.

Tinubu in a condolence letter to Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Badaru, prayed for a speedy recovery for all those affected in the flood caused by heavy rainfall rendering hundreds homeless.

Assuring Governor Badaru of his readiness to stand with him and the people of the state as they rebuild, he encouraged everyone to remain strong even in the face of the challenges they are currently facing.

“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.

“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 are Gwaram, Birnin-Kudu, Karnaya and Sankara Local Governments.

“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 comforts 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.