FG condoles with victims of U.S. Hurricane Harvey
Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, has condoled with Nigerians and other victims of the recent Hurricane Harvey in Houston, U.S.
In a statement by her Media Aide, Abdurrahman Balogun on Tuesday in Abuja, Dabiri-Erewa expressed concern about the damage done to the homes of those living in that area, thus rendering thousands homeless.
She noted that “with over four million estimated Nigerians living in the U.S., statistics show that Houston hosts one of the highest communities of Nigerians in the U.S..
“At least 80 per cent of Nigerians resident in places like Galveston, Cypress, Houston and the Bayou area had their properties and personal belongings damaged.
“There was a case of a rescued Nigerian from Akwa Ibom on Monday by speed boat, having lost his car, home and personal belongings
“This is to send my heartfelt concern to Nigerians living in Houston, and indeed all residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. It is really sad and disturbing.”
Dabiri-Erewa, therefore, urged Non-Governmental Organisations, corporate bodies and well-endowed individuals to join in raising funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston.
“We should always be our brothers keepers and lend a helping hand as we are now one big global family”, she said.
She commended the efforts of the U.S. government in giving succour to victims of the Hurricane Harvey in Houston and pray unto God to protect those living there. Vanguard