AMCON Do­nates Re­lief Ma­te­ri­als to Borno IDP

THISDAY - - BUSINESS/ MONEYGUIDE -

The As­set Man­age­ment Cor­po­ra­tion of Nige­ria (AMCON) in Biu Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Borno State com­menced the sec­ond tranche of the dis­tri­bu­tion of ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­ri­als for chil­dren, foods and other sup­port items for fam­i­lies of In­ter­nally Dis­placed Per­sons (IDPs). The pro­gramme was part of on­go­ing AMCON in­ter­ven­tion ex­er­cise to three north­east­ern state that were worst hit by the ac­tiv­i­ties of in­sur­gence. Ad­dress­ing the host com­mu­nity at the Cen­tral Pri­mary School, Biu, dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion of the items to ben­e­fi­cia­ries, Mr. Us­man Abubakar who led the team of AMCON of­fi­cials said the cor­po­ra­tion was in the state to show sup­port and as­sist in what­ever way it could to the af­fected chil­dren and fam­i­lies that were trau­ma­tised and dis­ta­bilised by in­sur­gence in the north­east, where vi­o­lent at­tacks by ex­trem­ists forced more than 2.2 mil­lion peo­ple to flee their homes in­clud­ing over one mil­lion chil­dren who are presently out of school.

Us­man who called on the ben­e­fit­ting chil­dren and fam­i­lies to make ju­di­cious use of the items said the ges­ture by AMCON led by Mr. Ahmed Kuru demon­strated that the so­ci­ety has not aban­doned the IDPs in their times of trouble. He also called on well-mean­ing in­di­vid­u­als, cor­po­rate and gov­ern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tions to come to the aide of the af­fected chil­dren and fam­i­lies in the north­east, which he said would greatly ame­lio­rate their suf­fer­ing.

While pray­ing for the end to in­sur­gence not only in the north­east but all over Nige­ria, Us­man also com­mended the man­age­ment of the Nige­ria Ed­u­ca­tion Cri­sis Re­sponse (ECR), whom AMCON used to en­sure ef­fec­tive and eq­ui­table dis­tri­bu­tion of the do­nated items in Biu and other lo­ca­tions in Borno State.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the ECR pro­grammes were en­gag­ing com­mu­ni­ties and of­fi­cials in the lo­cal­i­ties to get out-of-school chil­dren be­tween the ages of 6 to 17 into for­mal and non-for­mal learn­ing cen­tres, as well as pro­vid­ing the psy­choso­cial sup­port re­quired to start the emo­tional heal­ing process.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria

© PressReader. All rights reserved.