Monday 18 August 2014
Nigeria's First Lady - Mrs Patience Jonathan Donates Relief Materials To Boko Haram Victims
The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has donated three truck loads of relief materials to displaced victims of Boko Haram in Borno and Gombe states. The Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil, who represented Mrs Jonathan, visited several camps of displaced people on Saturday.
Wakil delivered messages of hope from President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife to hundreds of internally displaced people from Damboa, Gworza, Bama, among others. At the palace in Biu, the Emir, Mai Umar Aliyu, commended the President and the Federal Government for coming to the aid of displaced, confirming that the relief materials were not only quickly delivered but that caring contacts were received from the minister and the Presidency.
“We commend our President for his speedy response in this emergency. We commend our son, the minister of power who throughout the country made adequate provisions for the displaced. We appreciate their concern 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, commending the people of Biu for playing host to the displaced people of Damboa.
Source: National Mirror