=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === N50 million has been donated to the families of victims of the boat mishap in Warrah, Ngaski Local Government Area of Kebbi, by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).
This was disclosed by Dr Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Forum, during a condolence visit to Gov. Atiku Bagudu, of Kebbi, on behalf of the governors of the forum in Birnin Kebbi, on Monday.
Fayemi was in Kebbi State in company of his Vice Chairman, the Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and the Chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum, Mr Simon Lalong, the Governor of Plateau State.
According to him, the incident was a national tragedy and the emergency responses at the Local, States and Federal governments, must be strengthened to avert further loss of lives of such magnitude, stressing the need for the authorities to ensure that boats are not overcrowded when traders are travelling across communities they are plying, while praying to God to grant the deceased Aljannatul Firdausi and grant their families the courage to bear the fortitude of their deaths.
In his response, Governor Atiku Bagudu appreciated the chairman and 35 governors of the forum, for the condolence visit, thanking the forum for donating N50 million as a kind gesture to the victims of the incident.