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Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has donated undisclosed amount of money to 48 victims of the recent Gombe bomb blast admitted at the Federal Teaching and Specialists’ Hospital (FTH), Gombe.

Aisha Jibir, member representing Dukku/Nafada Federal constituency of Gombe State, presented the money Saturday in Gombe,on behalf of the First Lady.

Jibir told the victims that she was sent by the president’s wife to commiserate with them and give them a token assistance.

“The president’s wife was told about your conditions and being a caring mother, she decided to assist. The amount is just a token to help relieve you of the suffering you are encountering. She also prayed for the souls of those that lost their lives in the blast, to rest in peace,” she told the victims.

Abubakar Sa’ad, Medical Director of the hospital, commended the president’s wife for reaching out to the affected people.

He said that a total of 48 victims of the blast were receiving and responding to treatment at the hospital.

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51 Comments

  1. Marlvina

    August 1, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Yes, kind act! But its not just about donating money always, its about working towards preventing such from happening again. This government should handle Boko Haram. Enough is enough.

  2. anon

    August 1, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    s it just baffles me the way these government officials make news from donating money. It’s just weird. I mean why should the wife of a president need to donate her personal money if the government is actually working. I mean is she discrediting, sabotaging her husbands regime. And again whose to say she’s not got her hands in national funds. Ughhhh. God save Nigeria.

    • CovertNigerian

      August 1, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      There is no country in the world where charitable donations are not useful, regardless of how effective their government is. Do you realize how many charity run homeless shelters there are in wealthy economies in spite of their robust social welfare programs? Besides there is a point that public figures should lead by example. If she has publicly made a personal donation, it is not beyond reason to think that her action could motivate other members of the public to do same.
      I don’t have issues with government officials making personal donations as long as it’s from legitimate money.

    • anon

      August 2, 2015 at 12:23 am

      It would be better if she used her position to see that funds are set aside for victims of disasters. . Set a precedent that will benefit Nigerians in general that will show that she cares. This one will not stand the test of time what happens when there is another disaster is she going to donate from her bottomless fund. At the very least there should be TRANSPARENCY especially when it comes to government in power dispersing funds private or not. Those people affected deserve the right compensation because they are Nigerians not madam personnal charity cases. Again if you insist on making a donation you should do so outside your office as first lady, it should be done anonymously. I personally would love to see madam making national headlines asking oga to cut salaries of ministers, in fact charity begns at home cut your expenditure, and setup a welfare system that will truly benefit people. We pay tax. People shouldn’t be grateful for what they already pay for. I tire for African mentality.

    • Democrazy

      August 2, 2015 at 9:23 am

      @anon when I see comments like this. I feel a flicker of hope for Nigeria. Yes if her husbands office was doing their elected jobs correctly, there would be no need for her to make a public show of her private donation, for one thing it is called private for a reason. And another thing, it cant be private funds when you are using the office of first lady. Those who are saying she is setting an example ,please how far? Are you guys that deluded that , you think you have the same limitless funds as she has privy too. People keep getting it twisted , missing the damn point.

  3. Ramatu ibrahim

    August 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    May Allah rewards you abundantly. May the soul of the deceased rest in perfect peace, and may Allah heal those in the hospital. Ameen.

  4. or

    August 1, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    South East had war and started afresh!
    Rebuilt by themselves, no government gave a dime specifically to rebuild and here monies and monies are given to rebuild for evil these people incubated,, watched , hatched and nursed??????

    Northern Muslims/ fanatics breed Boko haram and now they use Nigeria money to rebuild!

    Until they start to tell themselves truth! No amount of money will help them!

    • CovertNigerian

      August 1, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      So is your argument that people from the South East were treated unjustly after the civil war, and for that reason the same mistake should be repeated? Do you really believe that we should not learn from our mistakes?
      Insensitive comments like yours minimize the suffering of the vast majority of our northern compatriots who are suffering the most. Shame on you!

    • nene+

      August 2, 2015 at 12:30 am

      @ covert Nigerian what are you talking about? Was Jos not almost destroyed and that happened just like yesterday? They even killed a senator yet no succour has come their way! What of Bakassi people who are suffering? What of communities in Benue where fulani butchers have sacked many communities???and so many more? Abeg park well!

      Must you bow down to Buhari your meshai this night? Biko kpo oku afa! Kusi all this ass licking biko!

    • CovertNigerian

      August 2, 2015 at 6:33 am

      @nene+, you’ve chosen to be rude about this. I tend to think little of people who cannot make a point without being rude. It is usually evidence of an inferior mind.
      In any case, nothing you’ve said is justification for an argument that the N’East is undeserving of reconstruction. You’ve only demonstrated that as the government does that, we need to hold them responsible for doing same in other parts of the country as well. I am not advocating preferential treatment for any part of the country. I am simply saying that we cannot justify poor behaviour today with the excuse that we behaved poorly in the past.

    • josh

      August 2, 2015 at 8:05 am

      CovertAboki,Just take that your plastic kettle and begging bowl mentality and PACK YOUR DUSTY ASS WELL. Nonsense .

    • Anonymous

      August 2, 2015 at 11:09 am

      @Josh OMG you are sooo immature LMAO!!!

    • Nigeriangirl

      August 2, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Well, you complain about Nene being rude, but ‘Shame on you’ is not exactly a compliment… but yeah, if the government really wants to correct its ills, its not too late, a lot of places in the SE can still do with government support towards developement

    • tilda

      August 2, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      Looooooool Choi! !!!!.

    • nnenne

      August 2, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      @ Covert Nigeria. ..Injustice is the reason people are wailing. No one wakes up in the morning and start crying for no reason.
      It is not late to make things right.

    • EllesarisEllendil

      August 2, 2015 at 5:44 am

      *Facepalm* Just a little example to prove your ignorance, did the South-East reconstruct the Niger Bridge that Biafran soldiers blew up or did Nigeria??? Did the South-East electrify rural areas or did the Federal government, who upgraded Oji river? South East or Nigeria. Its not enough that you fanatics are revising history of the actual war, you’re now bringing your bullshit!! revised history into a modern day problem. Rubbish!!

    • ad

      August 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      please upgraded oji river to what?? cos am from oji river..

    • nnenne

      August 2, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      Did you say Federal govt. electrified rural areas?
      Citizens in my village are the ones levying themselves for rural electricity. Do you have your facts right? They also built borehole for water by themselves.

    • nnenne

      August 2, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      @ Or…You forgot to mention that instead of rebuilding the SE after the civil war, their properties were declared abandoned and their money in the bank prior to the war not returned. History has it that only 20 pounds was given to individuals regardless of how much they left.
      Igbos may not be the richest in Nigeria but I will forever be proud of my people!
      Can you imagine how far, we have come?

      Anambra state, a non oil producing state, getting less allocation than most states in the north, is increasing minimum wage for workers.None of their civil servant is owed. Hope other SE governors will take note. Love and take care of your own. Nobody, ever has and will.

  5. nene+

    August 1, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    EFCC! now look else where, face PDP, Southerners and all GEJ associates, never turn your neck towards APC is that clear???

    If I may ask all these monies from her dry beauty shop abi????? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    A beauty shop like those on the unpopular street???? Not even the standard of Make me????? They will call me wailing wailer

    May be BM pro standard can make such donation. But we know Bamke Meshida, where does Aisha beauty parlour rank?

    Undisclosed Nigerian monies! Change is here- waiting for Buhari asset declaration!

    How many cows sold bought her Cartier wrist piece? 135 million naira initial IDP donation, and now undisclosed!!!!!
    EFCC suffering from meningitis so their neck is twisted to PDP while APC crooks are protected

    • EllesarisEllendil

      August 2, 2015 at 5:47 am

      LMFAO!!!!!, run for President, win then divide EFCC’s neck into two so it can properly face both parties. What business does EFCC have with her private income??? Shame on you for disparaging your fellow woman’s good deeds.

    • nene+

      August 2, 2015 at 8:37 am

      @ ellesaris I can not praise any one who can’t disclose her gift cos she can’t justify the source!
      how many times did you curse and call Patience Jonathan names and came here to defend your goddess aisha who can’t even disclose what she gave for fear of being asked the source!
      Wife of borrower of nomination form of 27million, while she donates over a 100million to IDPs same time!!!!

      Ohhh forgot you are a worshippers of buhari, his statue are on sale hope you ve bought!

      I don’t support people who lie just cos he is a male or female! Aisha and Buhari no integrity on how rich or poor they are. Just lies and lies! Spite your fellow woman ko? Why are you not cheering your fellow female bombers and female gang robbers???? Rubbish!

    • observer

      August 2, 2015 at 9:01 am

      Aisha has a court case in USA, Eastern Alexandia in Virginia, suit. Criminal case number 107 CR 209 in 2009 for wire transfers and you are here defending her?

    • ad

      August 2, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      oo please just shut it already,you seem not to know anything reasonable to say.

    • ad

      August 2, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      oh shout it already u seem not to know anything to say…nene is laying her points well..just listen you must not reply her.

    • EllesarisEllendil

      August 2, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      Find me a single quote of me insulting PGEJ, I dare you. You think everybody has unlearned civility like you?

    • John

      August 2, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      @ ellesarisellendi inferior people resort to cursing when they all that is in their brain! Are you one? I hope not!

      Nene is an opposition and she hasn’t cursed any! She is bold and has her fact, bring on a better aguement and don’t resort to cursing!

    • Neso

      August 4, 2015 at 1:37 am

      Who does not know EllesarisEllenda is a bloody pretender? Hypocrite of the highest order. She has taken over from Bruno. She has an opinnion on everything. Half of the time talking rubbish.

  6. Nkechi

    August 1, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    God help Nigerians o. Whether she donated personal funs or national money, money reached the victims, at least they can feel that they are actually part of a nation. The woman has done well even if she gave them the money their parents worked for, at least they have benefited from a purse whether national or personal.. My people, please encourage good works.

    • ad

      August 2, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      that actually one of our problems in nigerian..appreciating people who are doing nothing…what happened to the 135 million she said she gave them he last time..it is finshed alreadyy??did you see the pictures of those kids in the IDPs camp??eating from trays and buckets.and having diseases..why didnt she use the money to send these people for treatments..?look at this aisha without bias..does she look humble to you??look at osibanjos wife and look at aisha. humility goes a long way..look at bill gates,look at obamas wife even. my point is..;lets be sure shes not lying or using our funds cos i know this woman will do worse than patience. and we ll be mopping

    • ad

      August 2, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      i made some typo errors..please fix them while reading.

  7. Ada bekee

    August 1, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    For how long will you keep donating ‘undisclosed’ amount of money, ma? Please ask you husband to put an end to this brutality!

  8. or

    August 1, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Osibajo is waiting for the next bomb to explode so he can go visiting! Jobless VP! If he is not visiting he is receiving president from airport! Boy boy VP

    Visitor of the year!

  9. hushhush

    August 1, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    I am wailing for the injustice done to Tinubu!

    Selpish dullakpo!

  10. apc lies

    August 2, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Only fools believed Buhari had changed to a democrat! Leopard skin plain? Lai lai

  11. honestly

    August 2, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Thank madam. But as a person in your position you can do more . For example set up a charity with an impartial board so people can donate funds including your private funds. The funds can then be used were needed. That way not only have you set up a lasting legacy for yourself ,and created employment opportunities you have slso shown people how to do things correctly. Madam no vex o but we all know that your donated private funds will be fully reimbursed at least in kind. My people which kind antimalarial you Na dey drink. We do not need madams hand out. We deserve more. Don’t give us cups of water when we all know that you are in the position to dig us a well. We don’t need to rely on your benevolence , the office of first lady is paid for by the people for the people so yes mam you are ACCOUNTABLE TO US.

  12. John

    August 2, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Please can Buhari please delegate a job to Osibajo?

    Painful a whole professor duty is now to visit bomb blast victims, IDPS and receive Buhari at the airport??????????????????Disgraceful Tinubu chosed to pick a stooge!
    VP has been relegated to selfie taking aide. What a pity!

    • whatwillbewillbe

      August 4, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      I know for a fact that the VP is in charge of the power sector, and from what I have heard, there’s hope that he will do well. I’m sure there are many other assignments he has been given, they just aren’t in the public domain.

  13. richgirl

    August 2, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    ”Undisclosed amount of money” scratches head, and moves on to another story

  14. 10cents#

    August 2, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    I am happy that some Nigerians are not being hoodwinked by this same old corruption dressed in so called charitable donations. Democracy is transparency , fairness. We are an educated intelligent people. What exactly is the role of the first lady in Nigeria. Isn’t it about time that office is scrapped becos all I ever see is these women dressed up to the nines acting as if they are some sort of monarchy, throwing around money and sharing national cake to whomever they deem fit. Enough is enough.

  15. EllesarisEllendil

    August 2, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Well, the reply button seems to have abandoned me, Nevertheless:

    @nene, there was something called the rural electrification project, that connected most of not all Villages to the national grid, your villagers are probably levying themselves to either fix or buy a new transformer, not the giant pylons that connect to the power stations. Surely, you should blame your Governor for failing to build boreholes, it isn’t a Federal Government issue.

    Secondly the initial argument was you saying “South East had war and started afresh!
    Rebuilt by themselves, no government gave a dime specifically to rebuild and here monies and monies are given to rebuild for evil these people incubated,, watched , hatched and nursed??????” I debunked your wild claims by proving that infrastructure was infact rebuilt by the Federal Government, you don’t get to blame them for state Governors poor performance or move the argument to money being taken from them, BTW you realise Ojukwu took Federal Government Money right?? the argument could be made that the debt was merely being repaid. Stick to your original argument that the “South East did not get a single dime from the Federal Government to rebuild.”

    Thirdly, Abia and Imo two South-Eastern States one an oil producer also owed salaries, its a bad governance thing, not a “Northern thing”. Anambra since Peter Obi has been applauded for its good governance so its not a new thing.

    Finally, you must have missed me saying “your fellow woman’s good deeds” female suicide bombers and robbers aren’t exactly doing good deeds are they??

    @Observer This is the age of the internet, searched through the Alexandria court records for “Aisha”, “Buhari” and shocker no records were found, an internet search for the numbers you gave only gave a 2015 case that was not Mrs Buhari and one of the hits was your comment, so ehm do better.

    @Josh I did not insult anybody, where you got an insult from is beyond me.

    @ab I meant Oji River Power plant, you know the Federal Government project not the LGA, that’s the state’s responsibility.

    • nnenne

      August 2, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      @ellesarisEllendil…If the federal government gave rural electricity to all Nigerians, built Niger bridge as well as other bridges in Nigeria, how is that supposed to be a favor to the SE?
      We are talking of preferential treatments here.
      No one will complain if they are treated just like others.

    • EllesarisEllendil

      August 3, 2015 at 2:18 am

      No! we’re talking about ““South East had war and started afresh!
      “REBUILT BY THEMSELVES”, no government gave a DIME SPECIFICALLY TO REBUILD and here monies and monies are given to rebuild for evil these people incubated,, watched , hatched and nursed??????” ” You misyarned and got called out, stop dodging accept you are wrong and let’s move on, please.

    • Grace

      August 2, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      @ elle saris since you know so much of madam aisha, please tell us the source of her Cartier wrist watch?
      Her source for 135 million and why she is hiding this particular donation??

      I know her saloon can’t generate 13 million naira watch, her husbands animal farm will be a desert if she sold the cow for 13 million, so where exactly does she get these funds other than tax payers monies other than inflated contracts she gets just like Toyin Saraki? My point is MR INTEGRITY is sleeping with corruption. Himself is also pretending!

      As for Buhari and SE he has persistently shown so much hatred and believe you me it will hunt him and his party! It will lead APC to extinction!

      Respect for multi ethnicity is the peace we haveseen but buhari and APC has again reminded other ethnics that we are not one. Take alook at House of REP, Dogara wanted all inclusiveness but APC and buhari stood against it. Its against Igbos today and others don’t find it wrong, tomorrow it will be against you and that is not how we should live as a multi ethnic country. Most northern states never voted GEJ in 2011 yet he called all together and even gave them his ambition ie JEGA, history will be kind to him but I fear buhari will still be unpopular.

      All these defence won’t help buhari, psycophancy will be his failure.

  16. Looku Looku

    August 2, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    When I saw this post.. I knew it will turn into PMB vrs GEJ fans argument. Anyway the most important thing is some people needed money and got it.. (that is if its not propaganda)

    As for rebuilding the south east after the civil war…… story for another day..

  17. M

    August 2, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    This govt na WASH simple and short. You can’t make a goat a lion even if they both have four legs. What’s most painful is the demotion and degradation of an intellectual like Osinbajo to this level. Your CV will read VP, but you will lose brain cells. This govt is much worse than GEJ’s govt and that’s the truth, it pretends it isn’t but it is. It’s a big joke. Take it from someone who criticized GEJ

  18. truenigerian

    August 2, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    A power drunk who ran to aso rock before her husband!
    Can’t wait to see their asset declaration!

    @elle I tot only Jesus is without sin, how manage your buhari has no fault?
    Phd praise singer? O gaooooo

  19. Brown

    August 3, 2015 at 9:48 am

    A public show of a private donation. smh

  20. Abdul khan gsh

    August 3, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Unguarded utterances to keep Nigeria one is atask that must be won

    • josh

      August 3, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Aboki see your level. So Na to remove freedom of speech Na you dey advocate for. Listen you can lead namanama any were it will go. People it is different. How about unguarded actions of politician family members. So we should just sit down and watch them mismanage nigerian money because we are namanama abi!?. Nonsense I don’t even know who invited you people out of your desert sef. Unguarded speech indeed please go to your cattle post and click your dry tongue at your nama nonsense .

  21. patricia

    August 3, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Um hum, private personal donation from private oil well in your back garden. Once they are in power nigerian wealth becomes personal wealth.

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