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Humanitarian Ministry distributes relief materials to IDPs in Abuja

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development in Nigeria, has distributed relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons in some camps, in Abuja.

Represented by the Director in Charge of the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ali Grema, the Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq said the distribution was part of activities to mark the one year anniversary of the Ministry’s creation.

The Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Bashir Mohammed said the Commission remains steadfast to alleviating the plight of IDPs.

“This is a core mandate of the Commission,” he stated.

The Chairman of the IDPs camp in Wasa, Abuja, Geoffrey Bitrus appreciated the kind gesture noting that the support received from the Ministry were immeasurable.

“She has really restored our farming occupation. She made farming possible for us because we are farmers and we have returned to our farms,” he said

Mr Bitrus, however, appealed on behalf of the almost 500 youths in the camp for inclusion into a government job.

According to him, most of the youths have obtained either a National Diploma of a National Certificate of Education, NCE.

Similarly, the Women leader, Hafsat Hamman, who also appreciated the kind gesture, appealed for a functional medical facility to be established in the camp.

Mrs Hamman noted with concern that about 30 women have lost their lives during child delivery because of lack of timely access to medical facility.

RELIEF MATERIALS

100 pieces of 6-yards wrappers

22 cartons of sachet Peak milk

5 bags of Sugar

25 gallons of 25litres vegetable oil

80 bags of 50kg rice

15 bags of 100kg beans and

5000 pieces of blankets (donated by the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons).

Source: Voice of Nigeria