President Muhammad Buhari today begins another one day working visit to his home state of Katsina to commiserate with the government and people over the Rainstorm disaster that affected some communities a fourth night ago.
The President’s condolence visit to Katrina State is the third within the last 10 days, the President visited Bauchi last week Thursday over windstorm and market fire disaster. He had also visited Plateau over the attack by suspected herdsmen where many lives were lost.
The people of Katsina state trooped out in large number to welcome the President in the best tradition of ‘Peace and Heritage’ which the state is known for.
Shortly after his arrival in the state capital, President Buhari visited the palace of the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Usman.
The President promised that the federal government will assist and support affected victims of rainstorm and windstorm in the State.
This was coming as Governor Aminu Bello Masari put losses recorded from the incident in the state at N2.3 billion.
Speaking while commiserating with the victims at the Emir of Katsina’s palace, President Buhari said the relevant agency of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA will carry out assessment of damages recorded from the incident.
The rainstorm like that of Bauchi caused serious damage to many communities in Mashi and Musawa Local Government Areas (LGAs), as well as Yana village in Charanchi LGA of the state.
Shinkafi, Ambassador Quarters, Kukar Gesa, Tsillitori, Modoji Makera, and the Mobile Police Barracks were also affected by the downpour.
Meanwhile, the President is expected to depart Abuja for an official visit to Nouakchott, Mauritania, on Saturday.
He will be attending the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government.