Lagos do­nates N150m to IDPs in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

The Lagos State Gov­ern­ment has do­nated N50 mil­lion each to Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states to as­sist the In­ter­nally Dis­placed Per­sons (IDPs) there.

Lagos State gover­nor, Ak­in­wumi Am­bode, pre­sented the do­na­tion yes­ter­day dur­ing the Coun­cil of State meet­ing which was presided over by Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.

Am­bode de­scribed Boko Haram in­sur­gency and its dev­as­tat­ing ac­tiv­i­ties as a sin­gle chal­lenge fac­ing the en­tire na­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to the gover­nor, al­though the in­sur­gency is ba­si­cally lim­ited to the north­east­ern part of Nige­ria, the ef­fect is felt every­where across the states of the fed­er­a­tion.

He said the Sec­re­tary to the Gov­ern­ment of the Fed­er­a­tion Babachir Lawal had at the just­con­cluded Na­tional Eco­nomic Sum­mit, pre­sented a graphic and heart-rend­ing re­port of the ex­tent of dam­age and so­cial trauma caused by Boko Haram in the north-east.

He com­mended Buhari for his ad­min­is­tra­tion’s re­newed com­mit­ment to bring­ing in­sur­gency to a log­i­cal con­clu­sion by De­cem­ber; and the se­cu­rity agen­cies for their gal­lantry, courage and re­solve to achieve the pres­i­dent’s direc­tive and wish of Nige­ri­ans.

Borno State Gover­nor, Kas­sim Shet­tima thanked the gov­ern­ment and the peo­ple of Lagos State for the ges­ture.

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