APC gov­er­nors plan Trust Fund for bomb vic­tims

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Balarabe Alka­s­sim

The All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) gov­er­nors un­der the aegis of the Pro­gres­sives Gov­er­nors Fo­rum (PGF) yes­ter­day said they were set­ting up a Trust Fund to help fam­i­lies of vic­tims of last Mon­day bomb ex­plo­sion which killed over 70 and about 216 in­jured.

Led by chair­man of the Fo­rum and Imo State Gover­nor Rochas Oko­rocha, the mem­bers, which in­cluded La­gos State Gover­nor, Ba­batunde Fashola, Mur­tala Nyako of Adamawa, Ibikunle Amo­sun of Ogun, Kay­ode Fayemi of Ek­iti, Tanko Al­makura of Nasarawa and Ma­gatakarda Wa­makko of Sokoto states, con­doled with fam­i­lies of those who lost their lives in the in­ci­dent which they de­scribed as un­for­tu­nate.

Chair­man of the fo­rum Rochas Oko­rocha said: “We pray that we should unite at this mo­ment to fight this evil. We have de­cided to es­tab­lish a Trust Fund for APC gov­er­nors to sup­port the fam­i­lies of vic­tims of this un­holy act and we shall also join forces with other democrats to en­sure that this bad story ends as quickly as pos­si­ble.”

He ex­pressed con­do­lences to be­reaved fam­i­lies say­ing “We know they must be in se­ri­ous pains at this mo­ment. What hap­pened was rather un­for­tu­nate and it is one killing too many.”

The gov­er­nors con­demned the daily loss of lives across the coun­try which has re­fused to abate in spite of govern­ment’s ef­forts.

“We no­tice that the in­crease blood shed­ding in our na­tion is be­com­ing wor­ri­some and as lead­ers we be­lieve that this is not a time to say what is wrong or who is wrong but this is a time that we must all close hands to en­sure the safety of lives and prop­er­ties,” they said.

They also con­demned the ab­duc­tion of about 129 teenage girls at a school in Borno state by sus­pected Boko Haram in­sur­gents say­ing that the na­tion can­not live in such sit­u­a­tions but urged Nige­ri­ans to re­main calm.

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