The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has commended Gov. 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, Mrs 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’’.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Ambode had on Oct. 21, presented three cheques of N50 million each to governors of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, respectively, shortly after the Council of State meeting. (NAN)