USI do­nates re­lief ma­te­ri­als to Du­rumi IDPs

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Richard P. Ng­bokai

The Ummah Sup­port Ini­tia­tive, an Is­lamic hu­man­i­tar­ian or­gan­i­sa­tion from the Cen­tral Mosque, Abuja, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Me­dia Trust Lim­ited, pub­lish­ers of the Daily Trust news­pa­pers, have do­nated re­lief ma­te­ri­als worth thou­sands of naira to In­ter­nally Dis­placed Per­sons (IDPs) at Du­rumi, Area 1, Abuja.

The re­lief ma­te­ri­als in­cluded food items, san­i­tary wares and writ­ing ma­te­ri­als for school chil­dren which were pre­sented to the IDPs to help in meet­ing their ba­sic needs.

Presenting the ma­te­ri­als on be­half of the USI, the co­or­di­na­tor Malam Dan­juma Ab­dul­lahi, urged the IDPs to en­sure ju­di­cious use of the ma­te­ri­als. He said their in­ter­ven­tion was ne­ces­si­tated by the poor san­i­tary con­di­tion they saw at the camp dur­ing their last visit.

A del­e­ga­tion from the FCT pri­mary health­care de­part­ment also at­tended the pro­gramme.

The co­or­di­na­tor, who spoke on wa­ter san­i­ta­tion and hy­giene, called on the in­ter­nally dis­placed women to adopt a cul­ture of healthy liv­ing, say­ing an un­healthy lifestyle was dan­ger­ous to health.

Ha­jiya Kari­matu Adamu who led the del­e­ga­tion from the FCT pri­mary health­care de­part­ment also ad­vised the women to take good care of their chil­dren, as an obli­ga­tion or­dained by God.

She also ad­vised them to avail their chil­dren of rou­tine im­mu­ni­sa­tion against the killer dis­eases.

Kari­matu who ex­pressed dis­plea­sure over non­cha­lance by the women to anti­na­tal care dur­ing preg­nancy, ad­vised them to en­sure rou­tine checkup, es­pe­cially dur­ing preg­nancy.

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