Buhari sends delegation to access windstorm

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu to lead a Federal Government delegation to Bauchi State to assess the level of havoc caused by the recent windstorm, which destroyed an estimated 1,505 houses mainly in the state capital.
Eight persons were confirmed dead while 120 others reportedly sustained various degrees of injury as a result of the storm. Azare, another major town in the state, was struck by a major fire disaster that destroyed the market few days after the windstorm.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, stated that the delegation, which also includes Director-General of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mustapha Yunusa Maihaja, will undertake an assessment of the extent of damage occasioned by the natural disaster.
The President had in a message extended his deepest sympathies to the victims and families of the 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.”

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