Several major players in Nigeria’s ICT sector donated nearly US$12.4 million during a fundraiser in Abuja to the victims of terrorist activities in the country.
The country’s minister of communication technology Ombola Johnson donated US$6.2 million on behalf of the 10 technology firms in the country.
Ombola said the contribution is intended to provide some succour to the victims of the Boko Haram attacks. As an addition to the amount, Mike Adenuga, who is the chairman of mobile telecoms operator Globacom, donated US$6.2 million.
The contributions come shortly after President Goodluck Jonathan launched the Victims Support Funds Committee recently. Speaking during the event, Goodluck said the war against terror would be won, adding that “good will always prevail over evil.”
He later called on Nigerians with disposition to kindness and compassion to assist the victims of the attacks, reports the Technology Times.
Goodluck said:”Those who have been victims need comfort. They need succour. Their memories are scarred, come for the rest of their lives, over what they knew nothing about. The best we can do in this circumstance is to offer them a shoulder to lean on and to stretch out our hands of fellowship to them and to tell them we feel their pain and share their sorrows.”