President Goodluck Jonathan has inaugurated the Victim Support Fund established by the Federal Government to take care of victims of terrorism and violence across the country.
According to the President, he said terrorism will be defeated in Nigeria the same way it is defeated in other parts of the world, insisting that if they could not win the people of the Middle East, United States among others, they will not succeed in Nigeria
The Coordinator of the National Information Center, Mr. Mike Omeri, disclosed this in an interview with Channels Television’s in Abuja on Monday.
He told the correspondent that the Federal Government had set aside $30m to endow the fund while the committee would work out the modalities for mobilising more funds from the private sector.
Omeri, who is also the Director General of the National Orientation Agency, said children and spouses of soldiers who were victims of terrorism in all parts of the country would also benefit from the fund.
“Everybody who qualifies to benefit from the fund can apply and be assisted depending on the procedure to be worked out by the committee,” he said.
The decision to establish the fund was reportedly taken to the National Council of States in Abuja last week.
President Jonathan, who was speaking while inaugurating the T.Y Danjuma led committee, called on all Nigerians to support his administration and pledged his unwavering determination to provide succor to victims of terror.
Omeri said that given the experience garnered by the Federal Government in raising funds for victims of floods in the past, it is going to do better in raising funds for the victims of terrorism in the country.