Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has donated N30 million to the families of those who lost their lives as a result of the recent boat mishap in Warrah, Warrah Local Government of Kebbi State.
This invaluable gesture was announced by the Governor, on Saturday, when he paid a condolence visit to his Kebbi State counterpart, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, in Government House, Birnin Kebbi.
The Zamfara State Governor said that, the money was to enable the bereaved families to purchase foodstuffs and other immediate needs .
Matawalle said:” We are in deep shock of what has happened in Ngaski Local Government, Yauri Emirate . The incident was very unfortunate.
“We are therefore here to condole with the families of the deceased persons, people and Government Kebbi State.
” This is what God has destined to happen and we are fervently praying for the repose of the souls of the deceased ‘, he prayed.
The Zamfara Governor further acknowledged the efforts of Governor Bagudu to protecting the lives of the people from such unfortunate incidents .
He said,” But God loves them more than ourselves and for taking their lives at this time .
” The only thing ,Your Excellency is to take heart and pray to Him, to grant all of you the formidable fortitude to bear the irreparable losses.”
Matawalle also appreciated the sustained support of Bagudu to the government and people of Zamfara State.
He said, ” as our senior brother, we are only following your footsteps,to emulate what you are doing for the people of Kebbi state, to bring government closer to the people .”
Matawalle also noted the unparalleled achievements of Bagudu in agriculture, especially in rice Production, describing him as a leader worthy of emulation.
He referred to Governor Atiku Bagudu as a great leader, thanking him for his advice and support to his government.
Governor Bello Matawalle further acknowledged the tremendous effort by Senator Atiku Bagudu in safe guarding the lives and property of his people against unforseen circumstances.
Responding , Bagudu commended Matawalle for the invaluable gesture, as well as the remarkable show of love and concern of Kebbi State.
Bagudu said:” This visit and donation show the depth of love and feeling existing between the people of the two states .
He also condoled the Zamfara Governor as some of the victims of the boat mishap were from Bukkuyum in Zamfara State.
” We are sincerely appreciating this invaluable gesture as it has demonstrated your benevolence and love to the people of Kebbi state,” Bagudu, averred.
Bagudu also noted the tremendous achievements recorded by Matawalle in so short a time that he has being the Governor of Zamfara State in security and infrastructural development.
He said such hallmark by the Zamfara governor endeared him to the heart of President Muhammad Buhari as an achiever in the task of governance.
The Kebbi State Governor further lauded the Zamfara Governor for following the footsteps of his preecessors in sustaining the mutual bond of relationship between the two states .