National leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has donated N50 million to victims of the ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna Train attack.
The former Governor of Lagos donated the sum to the Kaduna State Government towards the rehabilitation of the victims of the attack that occured on Monday, March 28.
The 2023 presidential aspirant had visited the state to sympathize with the government and citizens.
Tinubu, who said the country was bleeding as a result of the rise in insecurity said;
“We are facing the current challenges seriously and we have to do more. Nigeria bleeds on behalf of everybody.
“We need to fight terrorism with all our energy and whatever we have. It’s not shameful for people to be poor, but it’s unacceptable to accept poverty as a norm.
“It’s shameful to be callous, wicked and be a bully or terror to instil fear in humanity and it’s not acceptable.
“I’m here on a condolence visit to Kaduna to sympathise with the Governor and people of Kaduna and entire Nigeria. What happened to the people on the Abuja to Kaduna train on Monday for all of us.”
The Visit is coming seven days after armed terrorists ambushed a Kaduna bound train killing eight people and Kidnapping many more.
Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, who commended the gesture by Tinubu towards the victims of the attack lamented that Nigeria was in a crossroad.
“This gesture by Asiwaju is a show of powerful leadership, empathy and concern for the lives and property of Nigerians. It’s unprecedented in our history in Nigeria.
“The government and people of Kaduna State will never forget this gesture. We are very grateful to you for the service, sacrifice and commitment to the unity and that of our country.
“We appreciate your call for people to contribute to enable us to rehabilitate the victims of this tragedy.
“We are aware of your aspiration to be president of this country, we look forward to further engagement so that we can progress that aspiration.
“Nigeria is at a crossroads, a critical crossroads, and we must take very difficult decisions to get the right leaders that would take us out of the multiple quagmires that we are going through,” the governor said.