The Lagos State Government, on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, made donation of N50million each to Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, worst hit by the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram sect, just as Governor Akinwunmi Ambode 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 the 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 stated that 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 route the sect from the North East before the end of the year is achievable.
Responding on behalf of the States, Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, thanked Ambode for the gesture and promised to channel the money to people of the state who are in dire need of it.
He also expressed appreciation for the brotherly role Lagos State has continued to play all over the country, especially to the North East and other States affected by the insurgency.