Presidential hopeful, Tein Jack-Rich, has commiserated with ex-Zamfara deputy governor, Ibrahim Wakkala, who was a victim of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack.
Jack-Rich, who led a strong delegation to Wakkala’s residence on Wednesday in Abuja, expressed joy and gratitude to God for preserving the life of the former deputy governor after the unfortunate incident.
Jack-Rich said, ”We are one united country. I am here as a corporate citizen, and also as a Nigerian.
”The key thing is the heart of love that is set to feel the pain of others by being our brothers keeper.”
The philanthropist, who pledged to reach out to as many other such victims as possible, also appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to extend the same gesture.
On his Presidential ambition, the oil mogul explained that he was currently building a strategic relationship with key stakeholders.
He, however, said that whatever decision and action he would be taking would be humanitarian-driven.
He further stated that his vision for a prosperous continental Africa was borne out of the passion to develop the political and economic leadership that Africa is struggling with.
According to him, “Africa is blessed with everything it needs in the the continent; what it is lacking is good leadership to turn the abundant opportunities into multiple wealth that will be the envy of the world.”
Wakkala was among the passengers earlier abducted by the bandits, but was later rescued by security forces.
He sustained a gunshot injury on his leg during the exchange of fire between the terrorists and security operatives.
The philanthropist prayed to God for the quick healing of the ex-Zamfara deputy governor’s emotional and physical injuries.
In his response, Wakkala appealed to the bandits for the uncondittional release of other travelers still in captivity.
He expressed joy over the visit and also commended Jack-Rich, for his humanitarian gestures across Nigeria, especially in Zamfara.
”Your humanitarian footprints are very visible, I am very proud and glad to meet you,” Wakkala said.
Jack-Rich had earlier visited Kaduna and donated the sum of N15 million to victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack.
Jack-Rich is the President and Founder of Belema Oil Producing Limited, the first indigenous oil exploration and production company in Nigeria.