President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Katsina State to commiserate with the victims and families of those affected by the rainstorm.
He was received by Governor Aminu Masari and his deputy, as well as other members of his cabinet and senior government officials in the state.
The people of the state also trooped out to welcome the President in the best tradition of ‘Peace and Heritage’ which the state is famed for.
Shortly after his arrival in the state capital, President Buhari visited the palace of the Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Usman.
The rainstorm which occurred a fortnight ago caused serious damage to some communities in Mashi and Musawa Local Government Areas (LGAs), as well as Yana village in Charanchi LGA of the state.
Shinkafi, Ambassador Quarters, Kukar Gesa, Tsillitori, Modoji Makera, and the Mobile Police Barracks were also affected by the downpour.
The President’s condolence visit to his home-state is the third in nine days after visiting Bauchi on Thursday last week over the windstorm and market fire.
He had consequently visited Plateau over the attack by suspected herdsmen where no fewer than 100 persons were killed.
In Plateau, President Buhari met with the traditional rulers, religious leaders, representatives of youth, women and trade union groups among other stakeholders in the state.
He had also appealed to them and Nigerians, in general, to live in peace with one another and avoid inflammatory utterances that can promote conflicts.
Meanwhile, the President is expected to depart Abuja for an official visit to Nouakchott, Mauritania, on Saturday.
He will be attending the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government.
On the margins of the summit, President Buhari will join other African leaders in an interactive session with President Emmanuel Macron of France on ‘Financing AU-led Peace Support Operations authorised by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).