Kano Govt sets up Emergency Response Fund

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

The Kano State Government on Friday said it has established an Emergency Preparedness Response Fund to provide immediate assistance to victims of disasters in the state.

The state’s Commissioner for Special Duties, Idris Dambazau, made this known in an interview in Kano.

Mr. Dambazau said the establishment of the fund was informed by the determination of the state government to ensure that the State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency, SARERA, responded speedily to disasters.

He said that the fund would be managed by SARERA which would provide immediate assistance to disaster victims without necessarily referring to the state government.

He, however, said that when additional funds were required, the agency could make request for it.

He explained that the response fund had placed SASERA in a position to respond swiftly to emergencies around the state, assuring that the government would continue to support the agency to discharge its duties effectively.

On the recent flood disaster in the state, the commissioner said the agency had visited the affected local government areas and had identified some of the victims.

“Some of the affected persons have been provided with relief materials while efforts are being made to provide for others,” he said.

Eight local government areas in the state were affected by the August 1 flood.

The areas are Kano Municipal, Dala, Gwale, Wudil, Fagge, Nasarawa, Tarauni and Dawakin-Tofa.



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    Kwankwaso is a mere pretender; he’s only using the sentiment of the gullible to achieve self interest. He is a professional crook of monumental dimension. He’s also a cheat and betrayer. Look at how he is busy contesting for the presidential ticket of APC against General Buhari.

    No body should trust Kwankwaso with money in the guise of relief fund. Where are the billions of pension funds that he has squandered, constructing new cities in the name of investment? We all know that the cities are unviable and mere conduit of stealing money. Kwankwaso’s thievery and recklessness are denying Kano retirees and pensioners the right to prompt and regular payments of their dues.

    Kwankwaso is a wicked folk and does not care about the social well being of the needies. Was he not the one that forcefully ejected the needies from Kano rehabilitation centre?

    With the benefit of hindsight, Kwankwaso will steal any such relief funds. Hence, any body who’s interested in contributing towards the welfare of the good people of Kano should kindly wait until Kwankwaso leaves office.

    • Usman

      keep quite and tell your sponsor(Shekarau) who always hide by pension funds to keep quite as well, argue sensibly

      • Dan Auta

        The pension fund is a reality. Shekarau left behind billions of Naira to take care of retirees and pensioners. Your wicked man Kwankwaso squandered everything. He’s anti people’s welfare. How can any sensible person trust him with relief fund? Argue sensibly and wisely too!

        • Usman

          let the pensioners complain themselves, if there was any money squandered like that, your man Shekarau, whose insensitivity led him to joining people that don’t give a damn about his domain would have since connived with his boss to impeach Kwankwaso like they did to Nyako, isn’t it a shame that Kano had never had an over head bridge until Kwankwaso built four internationally standard once in four years of short funded tenure, just an example

    • Abdullahi M

      this is the plain truth. i agree with you. kwankwaso uses the media to deceive the unsuspecting members of the public just for his presdential ambition. people are wiser now. what of the federal allocation to 44 LGA of kano state for atleast 3 years ( this is different from allocation to kano as a state) ? his gimmic wont work.

  • Usman

    Good work, we are feeling your impact sir, keep up

  • The Truth

    I pray the hawks and vultures in the corridors of power, the principalities and powers will allow him to hear this simple advice.

    • Dan Arewa


  • Tope

    Indeed, there will be a change whether GEJ wins or looses. If he wins, he will need to make changes that impact significantly and positively on the welfare of the majority of Nigerians. If he looses and hands over peacefully, he will be a hero for advancing our democratic process and showing that an incumbent President can allow free and fair election to be conducted and gracefully accept defeat. That in itself will be a change for Africa’s most populous country!

  • Bayodele Kolawole Plato

    The writeup is good but you are too sentimental. Either anybody likes it or not Goodluck will rule us till 2019