From: Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has directed the Sokoto State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to urgently deliver relief materials to victims of rainstorm which wrecked havoc at Illela, Araba, Gati and surrounding villages in Illela Loal Government Area of the state.
The storm, which occurred last Friday night, destroyed houses, livestock and farm produce while rendering many families homeless.
Already, a government delegation, led by the Sokoto State Chairman of the ruling APC, Alhaji Usman Danmadami, had visited the affected villages to commiserate with the victims.
Speaking at the Palace of the District Head of Illela, Danmadami said the state government would work with local authorities to assist the victims and ensure they were fully rehabilitated to enable the return to their normal activities.
He prayed to Allah to give all the victims strength in these trying moments, and assured that all efforts would be made to make them rebuild their lives.
The delegation later presented cash assistance to the victims.
In his remarks, Wakilin Sarkin Rafin Illela, Alhaji Sahabi Isa, thanked the governor for his concern and to prayed Allah to reward him abundantly.
Others in the delegation were commissioner for Local Government and Community Development, Manir Dan’Iya, Government House Chief of Staff, Mukhtar Umar Magori, Special Adviser on Political Affairs, Ibrahim Magaji Gusau, State APC Treasurer, Mukhtar Bello Maigona and Director General of SEMA, Ibrahim Haliru Dingyadi.