The Minister of State Federal Capital Territory, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has condoled with flood victims of Koton-Karfe in Kogi state.
She has also extended medical outreach and palliative items to affected people ravaged by the flood.
The minister who visited the traditional ruler of Koton-Karfe, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Gombo, stated that the visit could have come earlier before now but for the recent #Endsars crisis that rocked the nation.
She commended the people of Koton- Karfe for being law abiding throughout the crisis period and gave assurance that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari would not derail the country from the path of peace, progress and development.
While noting that the flood was a natural disaster, she called for caution, warning that there was the need for precautionary measures to be put in place in order to avoid wanton destruction of property.
Speaking on the medical outreach, the minister said the aim was to give back to the community, adding that the medical
involves basic medical free screening, appropriate treatment, counseling and referral to the appropriate healthcare institutions.
The minister added that the medical outreach also gives the indigenous people the opportunity to assess quality healthcare by the muti-disciplinary team members on their door step.
In his response, Ohimegye Igu of Koton Karfe, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Gombo, commended the minister for touching lives even before her appointment as minister.
He said, “You have demonstrated that you are a true daughter of this land.
Before your appointment as minister, you have touched lives in many ways and even as a minister; you did not depart from your good deeds. We are indeed very proud of you.”
He assured the minister that after due consultation with his council of chiefs, a befitting title would be bestowed on her as a mark of appreciation.
Items donated include 100 pieces of fishing nets, 100 pieces of mosquito nets, 1000 bags of 10kg rice and 1000 bags of maize.
Similarly, the minister visited her hometown Bodun, where she paid homage to Mallam Mohamed Sani, the Agankyu of Kakanda kingdom.