On Saturday, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu, and Hajiya Nana, spouse of his running mate Kashim Shettima, led an APC women’s sports team delegation to donate 20 million guilders to 400 flood victims in Yobe State on Saturday .
This was contained in a statement released Saturday by the Abuja campaign media office.
The development comes just four days after the delegation reached out to flood-affected communities in Makurdi, the capital of Benue state.
The team was warmly received by the Governor of Benue, Dr. Samuel Ottom, with relief supplies and a cash donation of 200,000 guilders to the affected victims.
But in Yobe, the former first lady of Lagos delivered a 20 million guilder speech, saying 400 victims should be given 50,000 guilders each to allow them to recapitalize small flood-ravaged businesses.
The three-term senator also presented food and household items from First Lady Aisha Buhari.
The women flew in from Abuja, landed at Maiduguri International Airport, and bravely traveled by car to Damaru on the 135-kilometer journey.
Speaking to flood victims, Tinubu said: “We found it necessary to visit Yobe State to express sympathy to the people about the natural disaster that destroyed their livelihoods.
“We sympathize with the victims and pray to God that this will not happen again.”
Yobe Governor Maimarabuni warmly received the delegation and thanked them for their visit and donations.
According to him, the donated cash and food will go a long way to help the victims.
The delegation also visited the palace of the Emir of Damaturu, Alhaji Shehu Hashemi ibn El Kanemi II, in connection with his son Abba Sadiq Shehu Hashemi Condolences to the revered monarch on the recent death.
The APC Women’s Campaign continues to reach out to victims of recent flooding in several states across the country, and has so far donated cash, food and essentials to victims.