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Bagudu donates N50m to flood victims in Kogi

Atiku Bagudu, governor of Kebbi, has hailed his Kogi counterpart, Yahaya Bello, for showing capacity in leadership.

Bagudu commended the governor on Thursday when he paid a solidarity visit to Bello on the devastating flood in the state.

According to Bagudu, the flood has dealt a devastating blow to the achievements recorded in agriculture by the Bello administration.

“Under your leadership, Kogi is doing well in agriculture. We are competing in rice production but this flood would have reversed those gains,” he said.

“On behalf of the good people of Kebbi, I sympathize with you and the good people of Kogi State over the casualties recorded.”

He went ahead to donate N50 million to the state government to support efforts at providing palliatives to flood victims.

In his response, Bello thanked the Kebbi state governor for identifying with Kogi in this trying time.

He called on the federal government to support the state’s efforts at mitigating the effects of the flood.

Bello also called on the federal government to complete Abuja-Lokoja road, expressing fears that the flooding would have further compromised the integrity of the bridge.

Over nine local government areas of the state have been affected by the flood with Ibaji, Kogi/Koto and Lokoja as the worst-hit.

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