Abuja - Lagos State Government has donated
the sum of N150million to the three states hardest hit by the Boko Haram
Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States will benefit from the
Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, making the donation at
the Presidential Villa in Abuja, condemned the insurgency in the Northeast.
He commiserated with the State Governments as well as the
families of those who either lost their loved ones or had been displaced from
“We share in the pain and discomfort of our brothers and
sisters. The situation is unacceptable, pathetic and desirous of our
assistance," said Ambode.
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"As a flagship state, Lagos must show leadership and
compassion notwithstanding the harsh times in the country,” Ambode added.
He also commended the Federal Government for its ongoing
efforts geared towards ending insurgency.
Ambode expressed optimism that the promise of the
security chiefs to rout the sect from the Northeast before the end of the year
Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, thanked
his Lagos counterpart and promised to channel the money to people in dire need
"I also appreciate the brotherly role Lagos State
has continued to play all over the country especially to the Northeast and
states affected by the insurgency," Shettima said.
The Boko Haram insurgency has killed thousands
and displaced more than 2million in the Northeast.
- CAJ News