Flood: Tinubu, Shettima’s wives donate N20m to Benue

A delegation of the All Progressives Congress Women Presidential Campaign team led by Senator Oluremi, wife of APC presidential flagbearer, Bola Tinubu and Nana, spouse of his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, on Monday extended a hand of generosity to communities affected by flood in Makurdi, Benue State capital.

The delegation, which was warmly received by Benue State governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, presented relief materials and cash donation of N20m to the affected victims.

The former Lagos State First Lady disclosed that the donation was aimed at alleviating the sufferings of the victims.

Tinubu announced that they were in the state to commiserate with the people over the flood incident that had ravaged several communities.

She said, “We feel the pains and understand the hardship the flood has caused individuals across the country.

“This is why the women’s campaign team has decided to embark on sympathy visits and donate relief materials to states affected by the flood before we kick-start the 2023 presidential campaigns.”

Remi had, while presenting the relief items, announced a 10 million naira cash donation to support 200 individuals with each receiving N50,000 each to engage in small-scale businesses.

The delegation further commiserated with the people at a meeting facilitated by the APC governorship candidate in Benue State, Rev. Father Hyacinth Alia, where the delegation donated an additional 10 million Naira to relief efforts.

An excited Ortom appreciated the delegation for identifying with the victims through the state government despite belonging to different political parties.

It was reported that Shettima had, on Saturday, led a delegation to Kogi state, where cash and relief materials were also donated to flood victims.

The development is also coming three days after the APC national leader donated N100 million to flood victims in Kano.

Tinubu, who made the donation announcement during a dinner organised in his honour by Kano business community council on Saturday, called for sustained prayers to end flood disasters in the country.

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