Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State recently donated N150 million to Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency. They are grateful.
North-East Youths under the aegis of North-East Youth Peace and Development Initiative (NEYPDI) commended the governor, weekend, in Lagos. The National President, NEYPDI, Alhaji Kyari Abubakar described Ambode as a detribalized leader whose contributions must be emulated by other Nigerians.
“We the youths from north-east appreciate the good gesture of Ambode and the good people of Lagos State for identifying with the plight of the displaced people of north-east,” he said.
Abubakar noted that the recent donation is not the first assistance rendered by the state government since the challenge of coping with the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) became worrisome in the country. He said Lagos State has even assisted in hosting some displaced persons from the northeast.
The youth leader expressed worry over the living condition of youths and women in the north-east, urging the federal government to establish North-East Development Commission to handle the reconstruction of the area.
“Judging by the raving effect of Boko Haram insurgency to the region, we feel, the establishment of a commission would address the reconstruction of the area as soon as possible,” Abubakar said.
He expressed optimism that the military would be able to deliver on the deadline given to end insurgency in the area.
He added: “The people of north-east especially the youths would continue to support President Buhari in his effort to defeat Boko Haram and liberate the zone from the menace of insurgency which has destroyed lives and economy of the people.”
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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