Ondo Govt donates millions to Owo terror attack victims

Friday Omosola, Akure

The Ondo State Government has donated millions of naira to the victims of the June 5 terror attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo.

The cash donation was made by the donation management committee led by the Chairman and the State Commissioner for Finance, Mr Wale Akinterinwa.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Addressing the victims and families of the deceased, the committee chairman noted that the donation was in fulfilment of the promise made by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to give the required support to all the victims of the attack.

Akinterinwa, who was received by the Church Priest, Rev. Fr. Joseph Anagu, who is also a member of the committee, explained that the committee had carefully collated the names of both injured and deceased to provide succour for them.

He stressed that from the funds received into the account so far, each of the families of the deceased and the injured have been given cash donations.

He assured that the disbursement would continue when more funds are received into the account, stating that the cash gift was part of the series of support given by the Governor since the incident occurred.

The finance commissioner equally assured that the committee would make public all the funds received at the end of its assignment.

“On behalf of the Ondo State Government, We want to thank all those who have donated to this account. We thank them for their immense contribution, and God will continue to bless them.

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“Also, we want to let all members of the public know that the account is still very much open and we are still expecting more donations. It can never be too much.

“And for those, who still want to donate, our account will be made available. If you go to our website, you can still make donations.”

Some of the families of the injured and deceased thanked the state government for the relief fund given to them, The Trumpet gathered.

Speaking with newsmen, one of the injured, Ayo Adetunji, a young boy, described the attack as unexpected and thanked God for saving his life after surviving a gunshot.

Ondo Govt donates millions to Owo terror attack victims
Ondo Govt donates millions to Owo terror attack victims

According to the committee, others who benefited from the cash donations include, Mr Agbom Paul, who lost his late brother’s wife; Evaristus Oluchukwu; Mrs Helen Ifeanyi; Fabian Nweke; Mrs Theophine Ogoegbunam; Chief Titus Oranuba, injured; Sunday Festus; Precious Sunday; Oladele Christianah; Ozorchukwu Angela; and Ofene Joseph.

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