Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Tuesday deployed three of his commissioners to Ibadan, Oyo State capital to meet on individual level, Kano indigenes affected by the recent Shasa skirmishes.
To this end, the Governor also gave out N18.5 million to 185 victims who are from Kano State.
The victims received a sum of N100,000 each from the delegation which comprised Alhaji Garba Mohammed, the State Commissioner for Information; Alhaji Ibrahim Muktar, Commissioner for Trade and Commerce as well as Alhaji Sanusi Muhammed, Kano State Commissioner for Education.
Mohamned who was a former President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) said that the governor had directed them to visit the victims who are indigenes of Kano State to see how they are faring and how they could support them.
According to Mohammed, “We have about 185 people who are indigenes of Kano, who are affected by this unfortunate incident. We’ve made our calculations that each and everyone of them will get a N100,000.
“Those of them who have gone to Kano, we will also see and discuss with the governor. We will identify them in Kano and give them the money.”
He said that they have interacted with them to know their pains and challenges, promising to tell the governor to relay such to his counterpart in Oyo.
The commissioner who expressed sadness over the unfortunate incident, called for synergy among the governors as well as security agencies.
“State governors should be able to share their experiences. Our governors are in Ibadan, they are in Oyo. I am also happy that they are having another security meeting in Ogun State.
“So, I think governors from the Southern part of the country and Northern part of the country should try as much as possible to ensure that they continue to meet, share experiences.
“And harmonise whatever situation they are having in their respective states in terms of security challenges,” he said.
He called on Nigerians to embrace peaceful coexistence, urging them to always tolerate each other.
Also, the State Commissioner for Education, said they have discuss with their people who are directly involved in the crisis, saying they are in Ibadan to support them with little cash for them to get some clothes and food.
He said that some of them have only one cloth, saying they have compiled their reports to be submitted to the governor.
“The support is a continuous process because we are still going to continue tomorrow. Some of them have left Ibadan for Kano. Many of them don’t even have a any money with them,” he said.
Muhammed also called on Nigerians to ensure peace in the nation, lamenting that security issue in Nigerian was becoming alarming on daily basis.
NAN reports that beneficiaries who spoke in their native language, thanked Gov. Ganduje for coming to their aid in this time of unpleasant challenges.