Monday, August 18, 2014

Patience Jonathan donates relief materials to Boko Haram victims

Patience Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan's wife Patience, has donated 3 truckloads of relief materials to displaced victims of Boko Haram terror in the North-East.

Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil, delivered the relief materials from the wife of the President to the internally displaced people from Damboa, Gwoza and Bama, among other towns in the North-East when he visited IDPs camps in Biu and Gombe.

The Emir of Biu, Mai Umar Aliyu, while receiving the Minister at his palace, commended President Goodluck Jonathan and the Federal Government for coming to the aid of the displaced persons.

"We commend our President for his speedy response in this emergency. We commend our son, the minister of power, who though out of the country made adequate provisions for the displaced. We appreciate their concerns for us in this trying period," the emir said.

The minister also thanked the Emir and the emirate Council for their support for the Federal Government in the fight against the insurgency. He praised the people of Biu for playing host to the displaced people of Damboa.

Wakil, who was accompanied by a member of the Presidential Committee on the Distribution of Relief Materials to the North East states, Bashir Maidugu, toured camps in Biu and Gombe.

Delivering the message of Patience, the minister told the displaced people that Mrs. Jonathan emphatised with all victims of Boko Haram attacks and that the relief materials were meant to meet the immediate needs of the refugees.

"The President's wife, as a mother of the nation, identified with my people in this trying times. She asked me to tell you that she shared your pain and she prayed that Almighty God would touch the hearts of the insurgents to lay down their arms and embrace peace," Wakil said.

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