The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), has donated fifty million naira to the families of those that died in the recent boat mishap that killed over one hundred persons in Kebbi state.
The Chairman of the Forum, Kayode Feyemi, made the announcement on Monday, when he paid a condolence visit to Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, in Birnin Kebbi and the people and government of Kebbi state.
Governor Fayemi, who described the boat mishap as a national disaster, says, government must strengthen the capacity of emergency response in the country so as to avert the recurrence of such calamity.
The NGF Chairman, presented a letter for condolence to governor Bagadu on behalf of the other 35 governors in the country saying, all the governors share in grief with the people of the state over the tragedy..
“I am here in my capacity as Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum to commiserate with the government and good people of Kebbi state over the disaster that befell some of the citizens of the state”.
Governor Fayemi, was accompanied by Sokoto and Plateau states governors, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and Simon Lalong.
The boat that was carrying about 200 passengers mostly young girls capsized at Tsohuwan Labata village, which is few minutes to its destination in Warra.