Mallam Lamido Sanusi, the Governor of CBN, presented the cheque to the Kano State Deputy Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, during his condolence visit to the Kano Government House on Friday.
Sanusi said the donation is part of its contribution to assist the state government to alleviate the suffering of direct victims of the violence and their families.
“We are here to commiserate with the government and people of the state on the recent violent incident that claimed the lives and properties of victims and present the contribution of the bank to the state.
“The incident, from all indications, has deeply shocked the country and the world at large. Our pray is that Almighty Allah will grant those who lost their lives mercy and comfort their families” he said.
Responding, Ganduje expressed appreciation to the management of the apex bank for the gesture, pointing out that it would go a long way in assisting the victims.
He said: “On behalf of his Excellency, Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, and the good people of the state, we wish to thank you for this contribution which is a demonstration of the bank`s concern over what has happened.
“It is very unfortunate that the incident has resulted in the lost of lives and property. Since the attacks, our administration has been doing everything possible to assist the victims.
“The donation from your bank would definitely go a long way in this regard. We are indeed happy that normalcy is gradually returning to the state.
“As you are aware, Governor Kwankwaso has constituted a committee of elders to advise him on how to tackle the current security challenges confronting the state as well as the nation.
“In order to enhance the security of lives and property throughout the state, the government has resolved to initiate a Security Trust Fund through which donations would be solicited for the purpose of security management.”
Ganduje added that: “The state government requires the support of patriotic Nigerians to bring comfort to those affected.”