The lawmaker representing Gombe North Senatorial District, Senator Saidu Ahmad Alkali has donated N6 million to the victims of flood in 6 wards of Dukku Local Government Area of Gombe State.

Senator Alkali disclosed this while commiserating with the Emir of Dukku, Alhaji Haruna Rashid at his palace.

The lawmaker said he was at the palace to commiserate with the emirate and the entire people of the council over the recent disaster in the area and surrounding villages.

Alkali prayed for the repose of the souls of those that lost their lives as well as those who lost their properties and for God to prevent such occurrence in future.

“I also want to commend Governor Inuwa Yahaya for the N1 million personal donation to the victims of the downpour as well as the directives issued to State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to assess the level of damage in the affected areas, for prompt intervention, “ said Alkali.

It will be recalled that in early in August, after a heavy downpour, flood destroyed properties, houses, farms and livestock in Dukku Local Government Area of the state.

In his response, Alhaji Haruna Rashid, the Emir of Dukku, expressed appreciation to the senator for the visit.

He said the gesture was a demonstration of his love and care for his electorates, adding that the emirate and the entire people of Dukku will forever remain grateful.

The emir said the downpour affected many areas and so many people were rendered homeless.


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