Insurgency: Lagos donates N150m to Adamawa, Borno, Yobe
The Lagos State Government has made a donation of N50million each to Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, worst hit by the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram sect.
Meanwhile, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state has condemned the insurgency in the North East.
The Governor, who made the donation at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, at a press conference he addressed in company of his colleagues from Adamawa, Senator Bindo Jibrilla; Borno, Alhaji Kashim Shettima; Sokoto, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal; Abia, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu; and Yobe, Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam, commiserated with the state governments as well as the families of those who either lost their loved ones or have been displaced from their homes.
He said they were not alone in their current plight as the prayer of every Nigerian is for the insurgency to end so as to enable them return to their normal lives.
“We share in the pain and discomfort of our brothers and sisters. The situation is unacceptable, pathetic and desirous of our assistance. As a flagship state, Lagos must show leadership and compassion notwithstanding the harsh times in the country”, he said.
Governor Ambode also commended the federal government for its ongoing efforts geared towards bringing the insurgency to an end, expressing optimism that the promise of the security chiefs to rout the sect from the North East before the end of the year is achievable.
The Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima who responded on behalf of the states, thanked the Lagos state governor on the gesture and promised to channel the money to people of the state who are in dire need of it.
Shettima applauded Lagos state for the brotherly role the state has continued to play all over the country especially to the North East and states affected by the insurgency.