A former Vice President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) Atiku Abubakar says the massive flooding in Benue State that has led to the displacement of over 100,000 people is a harrowing experience and moved to sympathize with the people of state.
He said that the catastrophic flooding was happening as the nation marks Eid-el-Kabir, places an even greater duty of care on all who participated in this feast of sacrifice, which marks Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son.
A statement released by the Atiku Media Office quoted the former Vice President, who is also the Zege Mule U Tiv as urging that just as the patriarch Ibrahim made sacrifices for humanity, we all should consider sacrificially doing our part to come to the aid of our brothers and sisters in Benue.
According to the statement, in this regard, Atiku is thus making a donation of N5million to the relief efforts for the flood victims in the state.
He also calls on other Nigerians to be their brother’s keeper in his time of need.
Atiku noted that it was most gratifying that the Federal Government, through the National Emergency Management Agency, has mobilized human and material resources to the affected areas and commends President Muhammadu Buhari for this intervention.