APC governors plan Trust Fund for bomb victims
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.