Sunday, April 20, 2014

Nigerian government donates N1m each to families of slain Kano polio workers

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The polio workers were killed by gunmen in Kano, North West Nigeria.

The Federal Government on Thursday donated N1 million to each of the families of the nine slain polio immunisation workers that lost their lives in an attack by gunmen in Kano.

The Federal Government also donated N200,000 to each of the two survivors of the attack.

Presenting the donation to Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, the Minister of State for Health, Ali Pate, said the money was not compensation, but assistance to the family of the slain officials.

Mr. Pate, however, said the Federal Government had already commiserated with the families of the victims.

Receiving the donation on behalf of the Governor, the Deputy Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, commended the gesture.

He said that the money would be given to the families of the deceased.

Mr. Gaduje said the State Government had already donated N500,000 to each of the bereaved families, while N250,000 was given to the survivors.

He also commended Dangote and Bill and Melinda Gate Foundations for supporting the families of the victims with N500,000 each.

 

(NAN)

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