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N58.79 Billion Raised at Fundraising Dinner for Pres. Jonathan’s ‘Victims Support Fund’

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ABUJA (NAN) ― A total of N58.79 billion was realised at Thursday’s fund-raising dinner for President Goodluck Jonathan’s Victims Support Fund, his office disclosed in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

The statement, issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, said the sum exceeded the initial target of N50 billion by N8.79 billion.

It expressed Jonathan’s appreciation to those who responded to his call for collective action to support victims of terrorism in the country, for which the fund is meant.

“The President said he was overwhelmed by the expression of support, co-operation and solidarity by Nigerians and friends of Nigeria from all walks of life.

“It shows that the public is genuinely concerned about the threat of terrorism to our common humanity and stands ready to support worthy causes and pro-people policies.

“Jonathan notes that the overwhelming demonstration of support for the fund has greatly inspired the government to continue to adopt every possible measure to bring terrorism to an end in the country,’’ the statement said.

It also conveyed Jonathan’s appreciation to the fund’s Chairman, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, and members of the Victims’ Support Foundation for accepting to serve the nation in this regard.

The statement expressed the President’s conviction that the Foundation would make judicious use of the fund to ameliorate the negative impact of terrorism in the affected areas.

It also expressed Jonathan’s appeal to other Nigerians and friends of the country to make their token contributions to the fund as the foundation seeks further support.

Photo Credit: Reuben Abati

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19 Comments

  1. Claire

    August 2, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    cha! Diaris God o! Hope this fund is used well! It is well.

    • Ndubuisi

      August 2, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      lmao that’s funny. i hope she realize the embarassment she have created for her self.

    • Amira

      August 5, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      “…embarrassmwnt she HAVE created for herself”. LMAO you just ebarrassed yourself too

  2. bruno

    August 2, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I feel all of this is just for show, we all know what really goes on behind the seems. Deris god oh,and he is white oh and he has wings oh.

  3. @edDREAMZ

    August 2, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Sharing tym will soon come….. Nothing go enter naija development…..
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    .
    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  4. missy Dee

    August 2, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Pls can the 1st lady apply d right foundation for her skin color next time!

    • Chidinma

      August 2, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      Honestly! Chai!

  5. NaijaPikin

    August 2, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Knowing naija, I’ll say
    1. This amount is bogus. Another way for Jonathan to hype himself or
    2. Money was actually raised but heaven will have to come down for true victims to get 1kobo.

    I hope I’m wrong sha

  6. cute handi

    August 2, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I hope d money is used well…

  7. Monisola

    August 2, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Who’s fooling whom. If this much can be raised that quick, how come an average Nigerian live on $2 daily. Why is the country in so much debt and still begging for more loan from other countries.
    May God help us all.

  8. Ani

    August 2, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    It wouldn’t be a bad idea if you go to aso rock and apply the right foundation for her. What can she ever do right? All we know how to do is criticize.

    • idomagirl

      August 3, 2014 at 2:55 am

      Zzzzzzzzzzzz

  9. nene

    August 2, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    so they have this type of money and nigerians are still suffering? shege

  10. Anon

    August 3, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Money laundering! 2015!!

  11. Truetalk

    August 3, 2014 at 6:45 am

    That much amount of money is just floating in the hands of people that they are able to donate it that freely at a fundraiser…yet the country has majority of its populace living in stark poverty……hmmm there is something VERY fishy about this…either someone doesnt know how to count or we have demons living as people amongst us. I refuse to believe that much is at our disposal yet people live in abject poverty! God is watching….MR.PRESIDENT respect yourself and tell the truth!

  12. XteriAyaoba

    August 3, 2014 at 10:15 am

    campaign funds 2015! God help Nigeria

  13. Nice

    August 4, 2014 at 8:37 am

    2015 campaign fund

  14. efe

    August 4, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    These monies are for Nigerians,that’s in the hands of a few. There is God and He will surely Judge.

  15. Omo1

    August 4, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Gosh! Who did Patience make up???? That’s all I can see

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