The Lagos State government on Wednesday donated the sum of 150 million naira to three states in the North east to take care of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the region.
The North eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe will share the sum of N50m each on behalf of the displaced victims rendered homeless due to the attacks of Boko Haram insurgents.
The Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, presented cheques to the selected state governments at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja after the Council of State meeting.
He noted that the emergence of Boko Haram and its devastating activities is a single challenge facing the nation, hinting that although, the insurgency is limited to the Northeast part of Nigeria, effect is felt all over.
He said: “Lagos State views 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.”
Continuing, he 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.
He stressed that, “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, Borno and Yobe States.”