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Bishop Kukah donates to Katsina flood victims

By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
THE Catholic ‎Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah has donated assorted relief materials to victims of flood disaster in Jibiya local government area of Katsina state.
The recen flood disaster‎ had claimed over 50 lives and destroyed means of livelihood of many residents who are also left homeless.

Kukah, while making the donation, described the incident as an act of God, stressing that, nobody can adequately prepare for natural disaster hence it can come in diverse forms.

“You can never really prepare adequately for disasters, especially those ones that ‘are natural occurrence whose source is beyond human comprehension”.

Bishop who was represented by Rev. Father Lawrence Emehel of the Dioceses Justice, Development and Peace Centre (JDPC), said they have come to commiserate with the state government, immediate community of Jibiya and the entire Katsina state people over the incident.

While praying for the souls of the over 50 persons who died in the incident, Bishop Kukah pray for God’s intervention and protection against such natural disasters.

Those in the delegation of the Bishop include, Rev Fathers Opkanachi, Habila Maiyaki, Francis Lemen, Julian, Celestine as well Rev Sister Mary amongst other members of the Catholic Women Organization from Jibia.

Responding to the gesture, Katisna state governor, Aminu Bello Masari thank Bishop Kukah and the entire Christian community for their show of brotherliness, especially in their trying times.

The governor, represented by Alhaji Aminu Waziri, the Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency, also remarked that they were seriously worried over the  flood and its bitter consequences as well as other incidences of armed banditry in Zamfara, Kaduna, Sokoto and every other place that is facing one challenge or the other.

However, Masari disclosed that the number of people in the IDPs has reduced, thanked both the federal government and Nigerians in general for their support and prayers.

Also speaking, the District Head of Jibia and Sarkin Arewan Katsina, Alhaji Rabiu Rabe said the incident was a rude shock to them.

On his part, the Head of Jibiya local government, Alhaji Mustapha Idris admitted that, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah remain a father who cared for all his children.

“Today is a memorable day for me and the entire people of Jibia, because the person who shows concern over your predicaments is truly your brother any time any day.

“The chairman of Jibiya Christain Association of Nigeria (CAN) had donated money for us over the incidence too. We are really grateful for the show of love by our brothers. I am assuring you that, here in Jibia local government, we are all one. There is no differences between us”.


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