In furtherance of supports for victims of the recent multiple bomb blast in Jos, Plateau State, the Federal Government has distributed medical consumables to the various hospitals where they are presently receiving treatment.
The items were distributed on behalf of the President Dr Goodluck Jonathan by the Minister of Water Resources Mrs Sarah Ochekpe who led the Federal Government delegation to Jos and also commiserated with the affected people and government of Plateau State.
She said the Federal Government was deeply sad over the incident, adding that “we are here to commiserate with the Plateau government, the people of the state and especially the victims of the bomb blasts.
“It is unfortunate that some Nigerians would not allow the rest of the country to live in peace.
“We’ve seen the victims.
“We’ve seen how devastating the effect of the bomb blast was and we prayed for their quick recovery.
“On behalf of Mr. President, we present drugs and other medical supplies for the treatment of the victims.”
The minister appealed to those who had continued to trouble Nigeria to stop the carnage and pledged Federal Government’s commitment to end insurgency in the country.
The delegation also visited the Governor of Plateau State to deliver the sympathy of the Federal Government.
Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency and member of the delegation Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Sidi, explained said the medical consumables were provided through NEMA in affirmation of the Federal Government’s commitment to the plights of the blats victims. He assured the continued supports of the government to help them recover from their conditions.
“We will continue to monitor them to see where we can still come in,” he said.
Sani-Sidi urged Nigerians to be security conscious and alert to avert some of the ugly incidences.
The Plateau State Deputy Governor, Ignatius Longjan, who received the delegation on behalf of Governor Jonah Jang, commended the Federal Government for its prompt response.
The governor said NEMA, security agencies and other voluntary organisations promptly attended to the victims when the blasts occurred.
Jang added that the Federal Government’s gesture was a big relief to the state government as it would not be able do all that was needed to take care of the victims alone.
The Chief Medical Director of Plateau State Specialist Hospital Dr Sanusi Gidado who responded on behalf of the benefitting hospitals also appreciated the supports of the Federal Government. He said some of the injured victims have been treated and discharge, but those with more serious condition were still at the hospital but are responding well to treatment.
The Federal Government’s delegation included the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr Sotonye Wakama, and the Deputy Commandant-General of the Nigerian Security Civil Defence Corps, Evans Ewurum.