Aisha Buhari commends Ambode’s
donation to IDPs
Abuja - The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has
commended Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos
for donating N150 million to Internally Displaced
Persons (IDPs) in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.
The commendation is contained in a statement signed
by Buhari’s Special Assistant on Media, Adebisi
Ajayi, on Friday in Abuja.
Buhari said the gesture would help to ameliorate the
sufferings of IDPs in various camps in the affected
states as well as in their rehabilitation, and urged
other states and individuals to emulate the governor.
She said that insurgency had remained a major
challenge in the country but expressed optimism that
it would soon be a thing of the past.
She appealed to governors of the affected states to
take measures at ensuring that children in the IDPs’
camps were properly catered for.
"I am grieved as a mother that children can go
through such appalling conditions in their country,’’
Buhari said, noting that malnutrition rate of children
in the camps had risen.
She explained that children had specialised nutritional
needs, and said the current situation underscores the
importance of highly specialised nutritional support
for this category of children.
Ambode had on October 21, presented three cheques
of N50 million each to governors of Adamawa,
Borno and Yobe, respectively, shortly after the
Council of State meeting.
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