A total of N2 billion has been donated by major players in the Nigerian ICT sector at the fund-raising dinner for victims of terror attack in the country.
Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communication Technology, was accompanied by Micheal Ikpoki, the CEO MTN Nigeria, to the podium at the event held in Abuja to make a N1 billion donation on behalf of ICT companies in Nigeria.
According to the CommTech Minister, the contribution by 10 companies in the ICT sector is to offer succour for victims of Boko Haram attacks.
Also a separate N1 billion donation came from Mike Adenuga Jr, the Chairman of Globacom, the nation’s Second National Operator (SNO), to support the affected victims.
President Goodluck Jonathan had recently inaugurated the Victims Support Funds Committee chaired by Theophilus Danjuma, a retired General.
He assured that the war against terror would be won while adding that good will always prevail over evil.
Goodluck called on well-meaning Nigerians to give their widows mite toward his administration’s efforts to offer support services and immediate relief for those that fall victim to terror attacks in the country.
“For those who have been victims, they need comfort. They need succour. Their memories are scarred, some for the rest of their lives, over what they knew nothing about. The best we can do in this circumstance is to offer them a shoulder to lean on and to stretch out our hands of fellowship to them and tell them we feel their pains and share in their sorrow”, according to the President.