Out­rage in IDP Adamawa camps over N100m do­na­tion

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Kabiru R. An­war, Yola

Tongues are wag­ging among In­ter­nally Dis­placed Per­sons in Adamawa State over a N100 mil­lion do­na­tion from a Borno busi­ness man, Mo­hammed Indimi.

Gover­nor Muham­madu Jib­rilla had in Au­gust an­nounced the do­na­tion of N100 mil­lion to dis­placed per­sons by a phi­lan­thropist, Mo­hammed Indimi, say­ing he was try­ing to set up a com­mit­tee to han­dle the do­na­tion for the pur­pose in­tended.

Since then, the dis­placed per­sons said they are not amused with the con­tin­ued de­lay on the dis­burse­ment.

Some of them who spoke to Daily Trust lamented the de­lay, say­ing the money could go a long way to ease their suf­fer­ing.

Ma­gaji Ab­dul, a dis­placed per­son, said IDPs were en­raged when ru­mours sug­gested that the money was handed over to a pri­vate or­gan­i­sa­tion de­spite the prom­ise by the gover­nor to set up a com­mit­tee to han­dle the dis­burse­ment.

Hanatu Yo­hanna from Mada­gali said the gover­nor’s an­nounce­ment on ra­dio had raised the hopes of the dis­placed, urg­ing him to keep his prom­ise.

“Since then, we have not re­ceived or heard any­thing about the money. We are ap­peal­ing to Pres­i­dent Buhari to in­ter­vene and col­lect back our money”, he said.

“We need money to re­build our lives. We lost our homes, farm­lands and every­thing. We are call­ing on Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari to in­ter­vene”, an­other dis­placed per­son, Kwada Tize, said.

Con­firm­ing the re­ceipt of the do­na­tion, the gover­nor’s Chief Press Sec­re­tary, Yo­hana Mathias, said the money had been handed over to the pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­can Univer­sity of Nige­ria, Dr. Margee En­sign, for dis­burse­ment to the dis­placed per­sons through a non gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion, the Adamawa Peace Ini­tia­tive, which is run b y the univer­sity.

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Res­cue work­ers at the scene of a col­lapsed three-storey build­ing at No. 87, Odunfa Street, Lagos Is­land in Lagos yes­ter­day.

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