Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has donated the sum of N100 million to Kano state flood victims.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), he announced the donation during a dinner organized in his honor by the Kano business community council on Saturday.
He also called for sustained prayers to end flood disasters in the state and across the nation, noting that the donation was aimed at alleviating the sufferings of the victims in the affected LGAs in the state.
The presidential hopeful noted that the federal government had taken several measures to build infrastructure and improve the ease of doing business across the country.
He further promised that, if elected, he would ensure that Nigeria’s diversity served as a source of prosperity for all, adding that “Unity in diversity, peace, and prosperity are the fulcrum of my mission in this contest.”
Tinubu pledged to reposition existing industries and make them a competitive source of industrialization and growth, not just for the North or Kano, but the entire country.
He also commended Kano governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who he described as a “friend and a reliable partner” for his stride in infrastructure development.
Tinubu said that the relationship between Kano and Lagos dated years of similarities between the two economic giants, promising the business community that he would provide enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the state.
The former Lagos state governor thanked the business community for the honor and promised to look into their blueprint if elected.
“If we win the election, we will call your representatives and see how we can move the nation forward,” he said.
Tinubu further promised that, when he gets into power, he would ensure that Nigeria’s diversity served as a source of prosperity for all, stressing that “Unity in diversity, peace, and prosperity are the fulcrum of my mission in this contest.”
On his part, Ganduje said Tinubu has the capacity to provide the needed leadership that would consolidate and continue to ensure the country’s democratic gains.
“Kano is APC and APC is Kano. So, our people are on board, and we are soliciting their support as usual,” he explained.
Ganduje charged all party members to remain united and focused as the party moved with Nigerians to victory in 2023, adding that Tinubu is a leader who would unite and move the nation forward.
Tinubu’s visit to Kano comes a few days after the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi called on his counterparts in the APC, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and others to put their campaigns on hold and join him to help victims of flood across the country.