Speaker donates N60m drugs to Borno Government

Lawan Hamidu, Abuja

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, has donated drugs worth over N60 million to the Borno State Government for onward distribution to the victims of insurgency.

The drugs comprised of antibiotics and other essential drugs that would cure infectious diseases among the IDPs.

The gesture came after the Speaker’s visit to some Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in Maiduguri, Borno State, in July.

The Speaker had equally visited the IDPs in Zamfara and Katsina States where he donated items, including drugs and foodstuff.

The Speaker presented the drugs to the leader of the Borno State Caucus in the House of Representatives and the House’s Chief Whip, Alhaji Mohammed Monguno, who received them on behalf of the State.

Receiving the drugs, Mohammed Monguno thanked the Speaker on behalf of the State, saying the gesture would go a long way in ameliorating the health challenges of the IDPs.

Monguno said Gbajabiamila was the first Speaker of the House who deemed it fit to visit Borno State mainly to feel the plight of the IDPs despite the security situation, thanking him for being an exemplary leader.

He said the Borno State Government would ensure the judicious use of the drugs in a manner that would affect the lives of all the IDPs positively.

Confidence Okwuchi