The government of Lagos state, today, 21st October, 2015 donated fifty million naira each to Adamawa state, Borno state and Yobe state, making a total of One hundred and fifty million naira after the Council of State meeting was held at Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambodesaid the donation is meant to cater for the Internally Displaced People (IDP) in these states as a result of insurgency. “
Lagos Stateviews insurgency and natural disasters as hardships that leave traumatic experiences. We commiserate with the three northern states and share the pains and discomfort of our brothers and sisters. We also commend our President for the renewed commitment of the Federal Government to bringing insurgency to a logical conclusion by the year end,” Ambode said.
“Our security agencies also deserve commendation for their gallantry, courage and resolve to ensure that the directive of Mr. President and indeed the wish of all Nigerians are achieved. 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 the Northeast part of 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, Bornoand Yobe States,” Gov. Ambode said.