FG gives suc­cour to in­ter­nally dis­placed per­sons

Daily Trust - - HOME FRONT - By Barakat Ab­dul­lahi and Hauwa Say­eed

The Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment has pro­vided re­lief ma­te­ri­als to in­ter­nally dis­placed per­sons (IDPs) camped in Katampe Tim­ber garage and Kuchig­oro Vil­lage in Abuja.

Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary in the Fed­eral Min­istry of Women Af­fairs and So­cial De­vel­op­ment, Dr Ezekiel Oye­momi, who was rep­re­sented by the Deputy Di­rec­tor, Or­phans and Vul­ner­a­ble Chil­dren (OVC), Mrs. Fa­timah Ab­dulka­dir, pre­sented the re­lief ma­te­ri­als to the IDPs.

The items in­clude bags of rice, bags of beans, car­tons of In­domie noo­dles, sleep­ing mats and many other ed­i­ble prod­ucts.

The per­ma­nent sec­re­tary stated that the min­istry will sup­port and com­ple­ment the ef­fort of other rel­e­vant agen­cies of gov­ern­ment to al­le­vi­ate the pains and suf­fer­ing of Nige­ri­ans in the camp and also see to the well­be­ing of in­ter­nally dis­placed per­sons in Nige­ria.

Ear­lier, the chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer (CEO) Na­tional Com­mis­sion for Refugees, Mi­grants and In­ter­nally Dis­placed Per­sons (NCFRMI), who was rep­re­sented by Mr.E. Tochukwu, dis­closed that the com­mis­sion was work­ing on a com­pre­hen­sive register for both in­ter­nally dis­placed per­sons in Katampe and Gwar­inpa cen­ters for proper iden­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Madam Sarah Musa, spokesper­son of the IDPs in Katampe Tim­ber garage, said she left an aged mother, some chil­dren and women in the bush un­der the care of the Fu­lani in Askira and Chi­bock lo­cal gov­ern­ments of Borno State.

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