Wednesday, October 21, 2015 8:26 pm
The Lagos State government on Wednesday donated N50million each to Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states to assist them in the rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North East.
The governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, presented cheques to the benefiting state governments at the briefing room of the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after the Council of State’s meeting.
“Lagos state views insurgency and natural disasters as hardships that leave traumatic experiences.
“We commisserate with the three northern states and share the pains and discomfort of our brothers and sisters.
“Notwithstanding the hard times resulting from the current economic situation, we have resolved to show leadership and compassion to the plight of our brothers and sisters in North Eastern Nigeria.
“It is therefore in demonstration of our commitment towards bringing succour and relief to thousands of the IDPs that we present this donation of N50 million each to the governments of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.’’
Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno, who responded on behalf of the two other state governors thanked Ambode and the people of the state for the gesture.
He assured that the funds would be judiciously used for the purpose for which it was donated.
“On behalf of the governments of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, we register our profound gratitude for the empathy and support shown by the government and people of Lagos State under the leadership of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode in this our hours of need.
“I believe that when the history of this event will be written, the name of Lagos will be mentioned in gold for identifying with us and showing empathy to our people in our hours of need.
“Every problem comes with its own opportunities for national regeneration and reintegration.’’