The Federal Government has donated relief materials to victims of Daura community in Katsina State.
The flood victims will also be receiving additional assistance from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, says, “Contrary to the allegations that President Muhammadu Buhari has turned his back on the people of Daura, we can confirm that pre-assessment relief materials were dispatched to the victims within 48 hours of the floods.
“Ten trailer loads of building materials including zinc, planks and cement, as well as tons of grains, cereals and other edibles have so far been delivered.
“The flood victims also received blankets and mattresses”.
Mr Shehu said that the materials were delivered to and signed for by stakeholders while the Emir of Daura, Umar Faruk Umar welcomed the prompt emergency response from NEMA officials.
According to him, NEMA has promised that in line with establishment practices all over the country, as soon as the assessment of the damage to the flood-ravaged communities is reported upon, more food items and building materials would be dispatched.
President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Air Force Reference hospital in Daura, Katsina State.
The President during the commissioning on Thursday assured of his support and commitment in ensuring that the hospital becomes fully functional and accessible to all Nigerians.
He believed that the commissioning of this hospital is another critical milestone recorded by the nation’s armed forces.
According to the President, the medical facilities deployed to the hospital are enough to cater not only Daura people but also those coming from the neighboring Kano, Kaduna, Abuja and even overseas for medical attention.
He said that the Federal Government had in the last four years invested huge resources in the health sector and increased budgetary allocation to the sector from 259 billion naira in 2015 to over 340 billion naira in 2018.
“Accordingly, significant stride has been made to life expectancy and reduced some of the killer diseases associated with child and maternal mortality claiming 70 death per 100,000 and 90 persons by the year 2007 as explained in the United Nations sustainable development goals.
“Despite this, more efforts are needed to fill in the wide range of diseases and remain persistent in the emerging health issues in our society.
“To achieve this, we must now reveal effort to focus on providing more efficient funding on the health sector”.
The President called on more funding in the health sector to improve sanitation and hygiene, increase access to medical care in rural areas in order to save the lives of millions of Nigerians.
Apart from the inauguration of the hospital, the President is also expected to commission two road projects built by the Katsina State government in Sandamu and Dutsi Local Government Areas of the state.
They are Fago-Katsayal-Kwasarawa-Jirdede-Koza Road with a length of 38 kilometres in Sandamu and 22-kilometre Kwanar Sabke-Dan Aunai-Dutsi Road in Dutsi.
Governor Aminu Masari had promised to embark on the projects during his electioneering campaign ahead of the 2015 general elections.
He explained that the project was designed to increase accessibility by users for easy evacuation of farm produce and to increase access to health, education and other public facilities.
While was unable to inaugurate the hospital, the President commissioned the Fago-Katsayal-Kwasarawa-Jirdede-Koza Road.
Members of the Progressive Governors’ Forum on Tuesday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at his residence in Katsina State.
The host governor, Aminu Masari, accompanied the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti) and other governors elected on the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s platform to the President’s abode in his hometown of Daura.
Governor Masari received his colleagues in batches along with Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, at the Umar Musa Yar’Adua Airport.
President Muhammadu Buhari has cast his vote in his home town of Daura in Katsina State.
The President arrived his polling unit at about 8am in the company of his wife Aisha Buhari.
As Governorship and State House of Assembly election begins across the country, President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Hajiya Aisha Buhari have just cast their votes at Kofar Baru 003 polling unit, Sarkin Yara Ward 3, Daura, Katsina State. #NigeriaDecides