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First Lady Donates Medical Items to Nyanya Bombing Victims

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Dame Patience Jonathan, the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, today Friday 18th April 2014, donated medical items to hospitalised victims of the Nyanya bombing.

The unfortunate incident which reportedly claimed over 75 lives, occurred on Tuesday at a bus garage.

Although Dame was not present to distribute the items, she was represented by Rani Ibrahim, the National Coordinator of her non-profit organization – the Women for Change and Development Initiative.

According to Vanguard, items were donated at the National Hospital, Asokoro.

It is where victims of the blast are being treated.

“We want to show love in the spirit of the Easter to aid our brothers and sisters recuperate well. We also want to use this opportunity to call on the perpetrators to embrace dialogue and shun violence”, she said in a statement.

22 Comments

  1. Bleed Blue

    April 18, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    To donate i.e. to bequeath, to bestow…as if it’s a gift, some kind of privilege.

    How can medical items be gifted? They are supposed to be the norm. Or is it just me?

    • Lola

      April 19, 2014 at 3:54 pm

      Help me ask them o , you don’t deserve a pat on the back for doing what you’re meant to be doing . This country sha , but what about the victims in the north , how are these bombings any different from the ones in the north and those victims didn’t get as much attention. I am sure they had shortages as well , all we ever heard of them is when the bombs happened and how many people died . Nothing about their care and rehabilitation .

  2. private vikky

    April 18, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Hmmmm…she donated with hard earned money or with the citizens money?….u r reporting this thing BN as if she is doing the nyanya victims a favor….is it not her husband’s duty to ensure that people are well taken care of after such an ordeal?…am not going to stretch it by saying he should have declared a state of emergency but then…he ought to have done more by now…..jeez…let’s hear word abeg….donate nko,donate ni…my foot…glad the people are getting help anyways even if it is donated.

    • Lola

      April 19, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      That’s exactly what I was thinking why is this news worthy ????

  3. madman

    April 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I don’t understand why this is news worthy. Do people have to be bombed before government-owned hospitals receive new equipments? why is this a PR campaign?

  4. DJ STELCH

    April 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Does It Mean If It Was’nt Easter, They wount Show Love?? Anywaz, Una Try Sha!! Round Of Applause..

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    ¤GROWN MAN IN A YOUNG BODY¤

  5. Pade

    April 18, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Why must our donations make the news, did she donate from are purse ?
    She should remember to donate blood too.

  6. emma

    April 18, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Why is this news? Is this not what she is supposed to do?

  7. x-factor

    April 18, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Good Gesture from Mama Peace!
    However, You don’t DIALOGUE with terrorists, You FIGHT and KILL them, ( May be terrorists should invade one of the international schools in Abuja and abduct young daughters of people in the political class, may be then, we can start talking about dialogue)

  8. @edDREAMZ

    April 18, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Thats her duty so i dont see any big deal here…..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  9. Ivie

    April 18, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Did she say dialogue ? Her brain should be checked !!! Would she have said so if she was also affected by the ugly incident .. Haba Rani this is ridiculous!

    • Lola

      April 19, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      I understand why they are saying that , what the terrorist want is war and we can’t give them that. We cannot afford the have a repeat of the biafran war , so many unecessary lives lost . We don’t want Nigeria to turn into a war zone like Iraq , Iran , Afghanistan . Terrorism is hard to fight because you don’t know who the terrorist are they look like everyday people , America is still fighting terrorism till today .

  10. Marc Francis of Chelsea

    April 18, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Disgusting. Are they meant to thank her? If her husband did his job properly, they wouldn’t be victims at the moment.

  11. Kina

    April 18, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Donate?!!!. Becos she’s making a statement of dissatisfaction with the disgusting state of health care in Nigeria. A country her HUSBAND precedes over?!. And perhaps is planning to run for the next election as her saintly self!?. Or a truely misguided gesture, from a sweet innocent retard!?. Or the egoist gestures of someone who thinks she has the birth right to dip into the resources of a country and gift said resources back to the country. Infact am in a state of confusion at the meaning of this here DONATION. Doesn’t this madam have advisor?

  12. So

    April 18, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Ojebi. Long hissssssss……

  13. Mama mia

    April 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    She didn’t even go her self… how sweet… Our country is honestly messed up but all glory to God he has been faithful. May the lives of those who lost their lives continue to rest in peace and those in the hospital get well soon ASAP!!! God is not asleep amidst all these and will judge them all for being so nonchalant.

    • Melon X

      April 18, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      My thought exactly. She didn’t even bother going there to show some empathy. Foolish greedy ugly woman. I hope this is there last few months in office.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      April 23, 2014 at 10:49 pm

      God is not asleep, my sister. God is not asleep at all.

  14. Fatimah

    April 18, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Thank God for Easter oh. So if it wasn’t Easter period, Mama Peace will not deign it important to “show love”? #CrazythingsIread.

  15. Fatimah

    April 18, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    *deem*

  16. no heart to hate

    April 19, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Mama Peace, Thank you oh

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