Daily Trust IDPs relief fund reaches N143m
Over N143 million has been paid into the bank accounts dedicated to assist Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Northeast.
The amount donated is part of N230 million pledges made by dignitaries at an event titled “Advocacy and Fund Raising for Internally Displaced Persons in the North East,” organized by Media Trust Limited, publishers of the Trust titles in August this year.
All the biggest donors have redeemed their pledges. These include Dangote Foundation (N100,000,000), Borno State Government (N10,000,000), Media Trust Limited (N10,000,000), Jaiz Foundation (N5,000,000), and NNDC Group, Kaduna (N5,000,000).
NAHCO Plc and three anonymous persons, who do not want to be mentioned, donated N1 million each.
Other donors are Oby Ezekwesili (N200, 000), Lucky Jayarathe (N100, 000), Okonkwo O. (N50, 000), Adebayo Adetawo (N40, 000), Kayode Adeniyi Oguns (N25, 000), Rumundaka Wono ((N25, 000), and Nasku Investment Ltd (N300, 000).
FMBN, Garba Ahmed, SOI Integrated Global, H&M Construction Nig.Ltd, Nigeria Police Force Pension, and Suleiman Yahaya Foundation paid N500, 000 each.
Aisha Usman Famja, Awwal Isa, and Kamshi Integrated also paid N250, 000 each.
Lawal Kankia Ibrahim, Ibrahim Kwargana, Surveyor Abubakar H. Jikamshi, Salihijo S. Tahir, A.I. Development Services, Professor Attahiru Jega and Adenter Nigeria Ltd donated N200, 000 each.
Abdulmumini Ibrahim, Garba Bello, Dr Nuru A. Yakubu, Muhammad A. Sani, Barr. Bashir Maiguga and Iliyasu Usman Sambo also gave out N100, 000 each.
N50,000 each was donated by Abubakar Maigandi, Kamshi Int. Farms Ltd, Muhammed Adogie Abdul, Momoh Jimoh, Air Cmdr. U.S Suleiman, Salisu Hassan, Kabiru Sarkin Pawa, Ibrahim Geidam, Ishaq Salihu, Dahiru Saidu, Kassim Gana Gaidam, Powerching Kunming Engr. Co. Ltd, Abubakar N.I, Sani Lulu Abdullahi, SKY, Nana Fatima Binta, Nilesh Nipane, and Bamanga Muhammad.
A.M. Goloma, Ahmed Rufai Sirajo, Ummi Ahmed Rufai, and Abdullahi Hassan donated N30, 000 each.
A.M Bello, Gidado Jaafar Tukur, Abubakar Suleiman, Babangida Kiyari, Jamal Abdallah gave out N20, 000 each. Donors also include Umar Suleiman N43, 000, Muhammed Ibrahim N35, 000 and Umar Aisha N25, 000.
The sum of N908, 623 was raised from other anonymous donors.
Non-governmental organisations, civil societies, well-meaning Nigerians among others, who are willing to contribute the Daily Trust IDPs Relief Funds, can still do so via the four account numbers opened by the organizers of the event. No amount is too small as we welcome more donations.
The four accounts are: First Bank, 2028620800; GTBank, 0175835101; Jaiz Bank, 0001706242; Union Bank, 0045259464. The account name in all the four banks is the same, which is “Daily Trust (IDP) Relief Fund.” The email for the fund is email@example.com .
Meanwhile, the IDP Funds management board that will administer the fund is scheduled to hold its inaugural meeting on October 13 to devise guidelines of applying the funds.
The five-member board has two representatives of Media Trust Limited, a nominee of the highest donor and two representatives of nongovernmental organisations with experience with IDPs.
The interim Chairman of the board, who thanked all those who have donated to the fund, also called on those who are yet to redeem their pledges to do so as soon as possible, assuring that everything about the fund will be done transparently.