President Buhari Pays Condolence Bauchi State
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, arrived in Bauchi State to pay a condolence visit to the people following windstorm that destroyed many houses and left some dead, and another fire incident that razed a market.
President Buhari was welcomed to the state by Governor Muhammed Abubakar and the Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Kawuwa Damina.
He was also received by the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mustapha Maihaja, as well as the Secretary to the Bauchi State Government, Mr Mohammed Nadada, among other top government officials.
On Saturday last week, at least two persons were killed and several others injured in a heavy windstorm in the north-eastern state.
The windstorm, which lasted for over an hour, also damaged several houses blowing off roofs and destroying fences in Bauchi metropolis and its environs.
Barely one day after, fire gutted a large portion of the Azare Central Market in Katagum Local Government Area of the state.
President Buhari consequently condoled with the victims and those who lost their loved ones to the incidents.
“Nigerians stand in solidarity with their fellow countrymen in this difficult time as they face the devastation with courage and fortitude. As a fellow human being, I understand your pains and inconveniences as you struggle to pick up the pieces and rebuild your lost houses, schools, markets and places of worship,” he had said on Monday in a statement by his media aide, Mr Garba Shehu.
The President had also sent a delegation led by the Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, on a visit to the state.