The fund raising to assist flood victims has raised one billion naira in Dutse, Jigawa State capital, Saturday with high donations from Nigerian businessmen and philanthropists, Aminu Dantata, and AbdulSamad Rabiu, the founder of BUA group.
Messrs Dantata and Rabiu each donated N200 million, Jigawa State Government N250 million, Governor Muhammad Badaru, donated N25 million on behalf of himself, family and his company, Talamis Group.
Other donors included the members of the state and National Assembly as well as council chairmen.
Zenith Bank, Jaiz Bank, FCMB, Sterling Bank, GTBANK and Unity Bank were among the financial institutions who made donations.
Alhaji Aminu Dantata was represented by Salisu Sambajo. Dantata expressed concern over the conditions in which the flood victims found themselves after the disaster.and prayed for those who died during the disaster and sympathised with those who lost their properties and crops in the floods.
Governor Badaru expressed appreciation to the teeming donors for their kind gesture and urged the fund raising committee to be equitable and just in the distribution of the palliatives and cash.
The committee Chairman, Alh Bashir Dalhatu, (Wazirin Dutse) and former Minister of Power, thanked individuals and group of companies for supporting the victims.