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First Ladies donate to Borno terror victims

14 January 2015, 09:16Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Northern Governors’ Wives Forum (NGWF) has donated relief materials to victims of insurgency in Borno State.

The governors’ wives, led by the Forum's chairperson Dooshima Yemisi Suswan of the Benue State, said the donation is the forum way of reaching out to victims of the insurgency in the state.

“Northern Governors’ wives have not been able to sleep well and so we inquired how we may reach and thought it wise to support the effort of your government and well meaning individuals and organizations to supply our widow's mite. Silver and gold we have not but that which we have as mothers is food,” she said.

According to her, the donation was from the proceeds of the launch of the forum’s Almanac initiatives, adding that four states, including Borno, were selected as pilot states.

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She called on parents not to allow the abductions of Chibok girls to discourage them from enrolling their children in school.

Book Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in April last year. Efforts to rescue them have thus far failed.

“To those who may think of the Chibok girls and further shy away from sending their female child/ward to school, please don’t be discourage, education is still the best empowerment. The story of the Chibok girls, a major disaster is still fresh and ever since then we have not stopped to pray for them, the families, government and the Federal Government, we shall sustain our prayers as mothers until we get a breakthrough,” Suswan added.

- CAJ News


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