The Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, has paid a condolence visit to Ondo State to commiserate with the governor, the people of the state, and the Catholic diocese of Ondo over the Sunday terror attack at St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-oluwa Street, Owo.
On Monday, John Kayode Fayemi, Chairman of the NGF and Governor of Ekiti State, visited Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu at the Government House in Alagbaka, Akure with Senator Ibikunle Amosun, former Governor of Ogun State and current Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, accompanying him.
Both, aspirants for the All Progressives Congress, APC, were later led by Akeredolu to the residence of Bishop Jude Arogundade, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo, before moving to Owo to commiserate with Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye, the Olowo of Owo.
According to Fayemi, the NGF donated N50 million to the Catholic Diocese of Ondo to be given to the victims and their families.
Fayemi, who described the heinous attack as “unexpected,” said Owo has always been a peaceful place.
“As leaders of the people, we will redouble our efforts. This is happening across the county and we are concerned. We know how troubled you will be. And we know that this is something that troubles our minds.
“For now, the government at the state and federal levels are working to bring the perpetrators to book.
My colleagues in the Governors forum have asked me to donate N50 million to the Catholic Church to ameliorate the condition of the families of the victims. This is a crime against humanity.”
On his part, the Bishop of Ondo Diocese, Bishop Jude Arogundade described the attack as evil, as he urged the governors to ensure that those behind the killing and their sponsors are brought to book.