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Nigeria Donates $1m And Relief Materials To Sierra Leone After Tragic Mudslide & Flooding

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Following the flooding and mudslide incident that claimed hundreds of lives in Sierra Leone, Nigeria has made a donation of relief materials and the sum of one million dollars to the country. The donation is meant to help meet the needs of those who suffered looses to the tragic occurrence.
Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama made the presentation to his Sierra Leonean counterpart, Samura Koroma, in Freetown on Tuesday. The relief items included bags of rice, beans, maize, sorghum, milk, spoons, plates, mattresses, blankets, roofing sheets, soaps, mosquito nets and mats. Onyeama, while making the presentation, said President Muhammadu Buhari sent him to express to the government and people of Sierra Leone his profound sadness over the tragedy that occurred last week.
He said: “We have come on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari who heard the sad tragedy that befell your country and your people. Myself, the Director-General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja; and representative of the Minister of Health, Zainab Sheriff, have come to really express our profound sorrow and condolences for the large loss of lives, damage to properties and suffering of a large number of people in your country.” Onyeama also said the gesture a token of our solidarity with the Government and people of Sierra Leone and that Nigeria commiserate with them in these trying times.
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