Highlight

Governors donate N200m to Abule Ado relief fund 

227

 

The 36 states of the federation on the platform of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum have donated the sum of N200 million to the Abule Ado/Soba Emergency Relief Fund set up by the Lagos State.

Recalled the Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on Monday announced N2 billion Appeal Fund set up for the Abule Ado explosion victims.

The state government had announced the donation of N250 million to the fund and solicited for support from all Nigerians including private sectors.

The chairman of NGF, Governor Kayode Fayemi led the delegation comprising his colleagues from Edo, Godwin Obaseki and Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje to the site of the incident in Lagos, where they are meant to do a review of the situation before reporting back to the house at their next meeting.

Fayemi expressed surprise that with the kind of devastation they saw the casualty figure was low, adding that but for the prompt response more lives would have been lost.

He thanked God that few lives than the devastation would have taken was lost.

Fayemi said the sum of N200 million was donated on behalf of the state governors adding that as the information gets back to the house, there is the likelihood that governors would make more donations according to each state’s capacity.

The NGF chairman blamed the explosion on the disagreement between states and federal government on ownership of land. While commending the Lagos State government for the attention given to the place, he promised that such issues would be addressed going forward.

He commended the Lagos State government for the decision to take action and ensure that the issue of building on pipelines corridors are averted.

Fayemi, who spoke on behalf of all of the governors, also expressed satisfaction that a more decent and modern community will evolve from the misfortune.

The governors sympathised and commiserated with those who lost loved ones and properties destroyed by the unfortunate incident and hope that this never occurs again.

Also in the delegation were the Director General of NGF, Asishana Okauru and NGF’s Head, Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo.

Leave a comment

Related Articles

The Kano State Government has announced plans to demolish and renovate the...

Nigeria’s debt stock surges by 24.99 percent to N121.67trn in March 2024 – DMO

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has disclosed that Nigeria’s total public debt...

Protest erupts in Kaduna over El-Rufai’s N423bn indictment

Demonstrators on Thursday converged on the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House in Kaduna,...

Appeal Court reserves ruling on Rivers State House of Assembly leadership tussle

The Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has reserved judgment...

Rivers electoral commission begins preparations for LG elections

The Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) has initiated the process for...

Presidential aides blast Aisha Yesufu over alleged Ramaphosa’s snubbing of Tinubu in S/Africa

Aisha Yesufu’s recent tweet criticizing President Bola Tinubu for being snubbed in...

Mental Health Care Awareness in Nigeria

by Shine Alagba Nigerians face mental stress due to economic challenges like...

Abuja Court rejects Abba Kyari’s latest bail application

Abba Kyari, the detained Deputy Commissioner of Police, renewed his request for...

FG plans ambitious $100bln expansion fund to enhance Nigeria’s cultural heritage

The Minister of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy, Mrs. Hannatu Musa-Musawa, has...

Saraki, AbdulRazaq spat over Ilorin Durbar 

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, said he deliberately avoided the Ilorin...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa sworn in for second term as president

“Ramaphosa is expected to announce his cabinet in the coming days as...

Breaking: After Rivers lawmakers’ screening, Gov. Fubara inaugurates 23 LGAs caretaker chairmen

Rivers Gov. Siminalayi Fubara inaugurated the caretaker chairpersons for the state’s 23...

Breaking: Rivers Gov. Fubara appoints caretaker chairmen for 23 LGAs

The nomination came amid a renewed political crisis in the state, with...

Emirate crisis: Gumel promises neutrality, commitment to peace, stability in Kano State

Kano State Police Commissioner Ussain Gumel has refuted claims that his officers...

Updated: Rescued abducted Fouani brothers reunited with families, say Lagos Police

The Lagos State Police Command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, has confirmed that...

Emirship tussle: We won’t allow state of emergency in Kano – Sen. Kwankwaso

Sen. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, former Kano State Governor and Kwankwasiyya Movement leader,...

Asari Dokubo to stay-put Rivers LG Chairmen: Go home in peace or face people’s wrath

“The chairmen, whose tenure expired on June 17, cannot force themselves on...

Just in: Lagos Police command rescues abducted Fouani brothers

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have rescued the three kidnapped...

Tenure elongation: Rivers Gov. Fubara directs administrative heads to take over 23 LGAs

The Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has directed the Heads of Local...

Ex-Pres. Obasanjo pays Sallah homage to First Lady, Oluremi

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo visited the nation’s First Lady, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu,...