Statement by Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki Urging Nigerians to Donate Blood to the Victims of the April 14th Nyanya Attack
Fellow Nigerians: The Monday, April 14, 2014 terrorist attack in Nyanya District of the Federal Capital Territory marks a bloody notch as one of the darkest days in out nation’s history.
Fathers, mothers, sons and daughters were lost in this senseless attack, and evil in the form of extremists has again reared its head to try to challenge the resilience of the Nigerian Spirit. But we shall remain undeterred.
Today, I have taken the simple but meaningful step to send a message to those that try to damage the unity of our country, that although obstacles may present themselves in many forms – Nigerians will stand together to surmount them.
Today, I donated blood at the National Blood Transfusion Service (NTSB) in Wuse Zone 3, Abuja. I did this because I believe that the survivors of Monday’s attack deserve a second chance – and the lack of blood should not be a hindrance to that second chance. I urge you all to do the same.
Medical professionals are on standby in blood banks around the Federal Capital Territory to ensure that donors can donate in a quick and seamless fashion.
In this regard, as we all come together to move past, move forward, and get through these difficult times, I urge all Nigerians of every creed and culture, and from every aisle of our numerous political divides to come together to help the victims of these terrible attacks and their families.
I pray that Almighty in his infinite mercies continues to bless Nigeria and Nigerians.
Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki