The Lagos State government has made her contribution to the affected terrorist affected states by contributing a total sum of N150 million. This was meant to assist state that Boko Haram has caused severe damage to. The states that benefited from this are Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States receiving N50m each.
While speaking at the event in Abuja, the Lagos State gov. Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode said ‘the citizens of Lagos State and his government stand in solidarity with the states that have seen over five years of terrorism’.
He also assured them that they were not alone in their current plight, as the prayer of all Nigerians is to see an end to the insurgency, and to also ensure that the displaced persons return to their normal lives.
“We share in the pain and discomfort of our brothers and sisters. The situation is unacceptable, pathetic and desirous of our assistance. As a flagship state, Lagos must show leadership and compassion notwithstanding the harsh times in the country,” he said.
Responding on behalf of the states, the Governor of Borno State, Mr Kashim Shettima, thanked Governor Ambode for the gesture and promised to channel the money to the people of the state who were in dire need of it.
He also expressed appreciation for the brotherly role Lagos State had continued to play all over the country, especially to the north-east and states affected by the insurgency.