Following the boat mishap at Warrah, Ngaski Local Government Area of Kebbi State, the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum has announced the donation of a sum of 50 million naira to families who lost their loved ones.
This was made know in a press statement released yesterday the 31st of May, 2020 by the Special Adviser on media to the Kebbi state governor, Yahaya Sarki, saying, Dr. Kayode Fayemi mentioned that the country must strengthen its emergency services to respond appropriately when the need arises, just as the forum donates a sum of N50 million naira to the families of those who lost their lives.
The Chairman of the Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi announced the donation, as he led a delegation of the forum on a condolence visit to his Kebbi State counterpart and Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.
Fayemi was flanked by his Vice Chairman and Sokoto State Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, as well as the Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum and Plateau State Governor, Chief Simon Bako Lalong.
According to the NGF Chairman, the incident was not only a personal tragedy but, a statewide tragedy, as well as a national one, he beseeched the Almighty Allah to repose the souls of the deceased, as well as give the bereaved families, Government, and people of Kebbi State, the formidable fortitude to bear the irreparable losses.
Bagudu while responding,commended them for the condolence visit, as well as the donation, saying he is quite pleased and honoured with their esteemed presence.
The Kebbi State Governor also happily recalled similar visits by his Sokoto, Katsina, and Zamfara counterparts, as well as the donation of N40 million and N30 million, by the Sokoto and Zamfara Governors, respectively.
Bagudu further expressed delight with the exemplary show of love to the people of the state by President Muhammadu Buhari, all the Governors, and a cross-section of Nigerians, of all classes and status.