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TETFUND supports Kano fire, flood victims with N5m cash

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Victims of Kano Kurmi market Fire and flood were on Saturday presented, with relief materials estimated at N40 million , and N5 million cash,  as life line to help cushion their sufferings.

During the presentation, the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Dr. Abdullahi Baffa Bichi and who is also the Director-General One to Tell 10 Buhari Support Group, made the donation on behalf of the Federal Government during a condolence visit to the market.

While sympathising with them, the Director-General of TETFUND told the victims that President Muhammadu Buhari was quite perturbed by the incident and the losses the traders may have suffered. He thereafter prayed that the Almighty Allah wipe away the tears of the victims.

The Director-General of One 2 Tell 10, a Buhari/Ganduje support group, Dr. Abdullahi Bichi, announced a donation of N2 million on behalf of the group and another N3 million donated by friends of the President Buhari government.

He said the N3 million donated by the anonymous philanthropists is to be shared to 60 petty traders, with a capital base that does not exceed N50,000, while the N2 million donated by the support group would would be shared equally, among the victims of fire and flooding in the market respectively.

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Dr. Bichi in addition pledged to mobilize further financial support and help to the victims. He also pledged to repair the damaged bridge in the market. He then charged the traders to canvass for more votes and mobilise support for the presidential ambition of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said the objective of the group was to gain additional 19 million votes for President Muhammadu Buhari from the 19 Northern States in the 2019 Presidential elections. He further described president Buhari as the best person for the job given his antecedents, exemplary leadership and commitment to the Nigerian State.

Alhaji Abdullah Maikano, the Sarkin Kasuwar Kurmi, expressed delight over the visit and promised that he would canvass for more votes for the President. He said the visit to the traders was timely considering the hardship the traders were going through because of the disasters.

“This was the first time when any group or individual visited us and gave us a donation of such magnitude.”

Highpoints of the of the occasion were the defection of PDP/Kwankwasiyya members to APC.