A Philanthropist, Alhaji Samaila Funtua has donated 1,500 bags of cement to victims of flood disaster in Anka, Bakura, Bukkuyum and Gummi local government areas of Zamfara State.
Hundreds of households were displaced and multi-million naira worth of farmland produce and property destroyed across the state.
The donation was provided through the Philanthropist’s sponsored NGO, “Sama’ila Funtua Foundation”.
Presenting the items to Anka emirate yesterday Saturday, Funtua said the gesture is aimed to complement the government’s efforts in providing the succour to the victims.
Funtua, whobwas represented by Alhaji Balan Bayis, said that government alone cannot cater for all the needs of the citizens, therefore well-meaning individuals should provide the support to the victims.
He said Bakura LGA received 600 bags of the cement while Anka, Gummi and Bukkuyum LGAs received 300 bags each.
Earlier, the State Chairman of the Foundation Alhaji Faruku Danhausa, said the gesture was meant to mitigate the effect of the disaster as it affected many households, farm produce and other valuable properties.
“On behalf of the foundation, we sympathise with the victims, we also pray for Allah’s intervention to prevent future occurence of the disaster”, he said.
Receiving the donation, the Emir of Anka and Chairman of the State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad commended the Philanthropist for the gesture to the victims.
The emir said, the Philanthropist was the first individual to donate relief materials to the flood victims in the state.
He appealed to other well-to-do individuals and political office holders to emulate Sama’ila Funtua.
“We have no doubt this gesture would help in relieving victims from the burden of the disaster.
“We are going to make sure that the items reached to the targeted beneficiaries”, the monarch said.
further reports that the items for Bukkuyum, Bakura and Gummi LGAs were presented to their respective emirs.