SHOW OF SOLIDARITY, for humanitarian course, Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State, and Chairman, Nigerian 36 State Governors Forum, on behalf of the forum, donated N200 million, to the Emergency Relief Fund, set up by Lagos State government, to cushion the effects on victims of Abule-Ado and Sabo explosion.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, of Lagos State, on Monday, announced N2 billion Appeal Fund for victims of the explosion. He donated N250 million to the fund, and solicited support from well-meaning Nigerians, including the private sector, to aid victims of the explosion.
Head, Media and Public Affairs, of the Governor Forum, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo’s statement, in Abuja, Saturday, said the donation was announced by Governor Kayode Fayemi, after he led delegation of the Governors Forum on a visit to the scene of the incident in Lagos.
While the N200 million was made on behalf of the State Governors, Fayemi said more donations may be made according to each state’s capacity, when the information gets back to the forum. Fayemi was said to be surprised at the level of devastation caused by the explosion, and commiserated with the victims.
The Governors Forum delegation, included Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State; Godwin Obaseki, Edo State; Asishana Okauru, Director-General, NGF, and Bello-Barkindo, Head, Media and Publicity, NGF.