APPEAL FOR ASSISTANCE TO FLOOD VICTIMS IN SOKOTO STATE
A concerned citizen in Sokoto State, Zayyanu Aliyu Balarabe Goronyo, has appealed to the Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, to urgently assist the thousands of flood victims in almost all the twenty three Local Governments of Sokoto State.
Aliyu, said in a statement he issued to newsmen in Sokoto, on Friday, that he was seeking the assistance, through the Pet Programme of the Wife of the President, the Future Assured Programme.
He noted that, it is a flagship programme that has been in the forefront of rendering assistance to the needy, physically challenged and other vulnerable persons across the country .
Aliyu added:” It is also happily noteworthy that, the Future Assured Programme has been empowering millions of needy Nigerians, especially women and children.
” The gestures being extended to the less privileged Nigerians have greatly been alleviating their suffering.
” The programme has been moving them out of poverty, unemployment and other pauperizing socioeconomic situations.
” It is therefore imperartve to humbly solicit for the extension of similar invaluable gestures of the programme to the myriad of flood victims in the state.”
According to the concerned citizen, most of the local governments, especially my own , Goronyo, have been badly hit by the flood disasters, with resultant colossal loss of houses, farmlands and other household properties, among others .
He averred: ” These victims certainly need the urgent assistance of the all-important, people-oriented Future Assured Programme.
” Other well meaning Nigerian citizens , local and international organizations should also urgently come to the aid of these flood victims, whose means of livelihood had been devastated by the disasters .”
Aliyu further expressed delight that, Nigerians were happy with the good work Mrs Buhari has been doing to further uplift the living standard of the down trodden in the country .
” While expecting her kind and urgent response, I am beseeching the Almighty Allah to be continue to abundantly bless all your endeavors and give you the strength, as well as patience to trudge,” Aliyu, concluded .