NUPENG urges FG to im­prove IDPs wel­fare

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Mustapha Suleiman

The Na­tional Union of Petroleum and Nat­u­ral Gas Work­ers(NUPENG) has urged the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment to com­mit more funds for the wel­fare of in­ter­nally dis­placed per­sons (IDPS) scat­tered all over the coun­try.

NUPENG Pres­i­dent, Igwe Ach­ese made the re­marks when he vis­ited one of the IDP camps lo­cated in Games Vil­lage, Abuja.

Ach­ese said even though the ef­forts of the mil­i­tary in cur­tail­ing the men­ace of Boko Haram sect was com­mend­able, more needed to be done to ame­lio­rate the suf­fer­ings of the dis­placed per­sons.

While mak­ing a do­na­tion of N1mil­lion and some food items, he said the visit was to ex­press their love and show con­cern to the IDPs.

Ear­lier, spokesper­son for the IDP camp, Enock Yo­hana ex­pressed ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the kind ges­ture, say­ing gov­ern­ment had failed them in terms of pro­vid­ing for their wel­fare.

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