Tam­buwal do­nates blood to bomb vic­tims

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi & Ibrahim Kabiru Sule Macjohn Akande

Speaker of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Aminu Waziri Tam­buwal yes­ter­day do­nated blood to the sur­vivors of Mon­day’s bomb at­tack at Nyanya, out­skirts of Abuja which killed more than 70 people.

Tam­buwal who first hinted of his in­ten­tion to do­nate blood when he vis­ited some of the vic­tims at the Na­tional Hospi­tal, Abuja as the scene of the blast said later vis­ited the na­tional blood trans­fu­sion cen­ter to give some of his blood.

He said it is im­por­tant to show love and care to the af­fected people call­ing on Nige­ri­ans to sup­port the govern­ment in its ef­forts to tackle in­se­cu­rity.

The speaker also called on po­lit­i­cal lead­ers not to play pol­i­tics with the is­sue of in­se­cu­rity in the coun­try.

“I call on well-mean­ing Nige­ri­ans who have the ca­pac­ity to do­nate blood to please come out to do so and what­ever is re­quired for the sur­vival of the vic­tims.

“As lead­ers in this coun­try, we must all come to­gether and sup­port the govern­ment in ad­dress­ing this chal­lenge. We should stop play­ing pol­i­tics with the is­sue of in­se­cu­rity. From what I have seen among the vic­tims, I doubt if they are mem­bers of any po­lit­i­cal party. We should ad­dress the is­sue, and it is not about any re­li­gion,” he said.

Also present at the time of Tam­buwal’s visit was health min­is­ter Prof Onye­buchi Chukwu who went round to sym­pa­thize with the vic­tims.

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Speaker of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Aminu Waziri Tam­buwal, donat­ing blood to vic­tims of the Abuja blast at the Na­tional Blood Trans­fu­sion Cen­ter, Abuja yes­ter­day.

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