Buhari Is In Bauchi After Sending Delegation
The victims of the windstorm and fire incidents in Bauchi are getting another attention from President Muhammadu Buhari who has decided to also visit Bauchi after sending a delegation on Tuesday.
His visit to the state was announced on the Twitter page of the presidency on Thursday, a day after he signed the nation's Appropriation Bill into law.
"President Muhammadu Buhari is in Bauchi State today," the tweet read.
It is coming few days after windstorm killed at least eight persons while an estimated 1,505 houses, mainly in the capital of the State, were destroyed.
After the incident, President Buhari sent a delegation led by the Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu.
A statement by the spokesman for President Buhari, Mr Garba Shehu, said 120 other persons reported various degrees of injury.
Azare, another major town in Bauchi, was struck by a major fire disaster that destroyed a popular market in the town a few days after.
The delegation, which also includes the Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mustapha Maihaja, will undertake an assessment of the extent of damage occasioned by the natural disaster.
"Already, NEMA has started mobilising relief items from its warehouses located in Damaturu and Yola for onward distribution to those displaced by the windstorm.
"The aid materials are expected to reach Bauchi today, Tuesday evening while assessment is being conducted on the fire incident in Azare," the statement read.
President Buhari had on Monday extended his deepest sympathies to the victims and families of devastating windstorm and the fire incidents.
The President said the “nation stands in solidarity with their fellow countrymen in this difficult time as they face the devastation with courage and fortitude".
Now, he has travelled to the State apparently to meet with the victims.