Outrage in IDP Adamawa camps over N100m donation
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.
Rescue workers at the scene of a collapsed three-storey building at No. 87, Odunfa Street, Lagos Island in Lagos yesterday.