The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has announced a donation of N11 million to flood victims in Gwandu Emirate in Kebbi.
Dr Umar Jibrilu-Gwandu, the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, made this known via a statement in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday.
The minister, who announced the donation while on sympathy visit to the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Ilyasu-Bashar, said that the money would be channelled through his two NGOs: “Khadimiyya for Justice and Development” and “Kadi Malami Foundation”.
Malami said that the flood victims in Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area (LGA) would receive N2 million, while those in each of the remaining nine LGAs would get N1 million.
He also commiserated with the Emir of Gwandu over the death of some traditional title holders in the Emirate, including the Ubandoman Gwandu, Alhaji Halidu Sa’adu; the Tafidan Gwandu, Alhaji Yahya Bawa and the District Head of Aliero.
Responding, the Emir of Gwandu, Ilyasu-Bashar, thanked the minister for his visit which he termed as “home-coming”.
He noted that relevant authorities had earlier predicted the occurrence of the devastating flood, which he said, should serve as a pointer to the need to respect future flood alerts issued by the authorities.
The emir urged all Nigerians to be more united, while promoting the rule of law and respecting the constituted authorities.