The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) in collaboration with the Nigerian Army have distributed food packs to 300 IDPs households in the Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Ahead of the distribution exercise, the Federal Commissioner commiserated with the families of victims of attacks especially that of the Penu community that occurred last Tuesday night and prayed to God to avert future attacks.
Represented by the Deputy Director, IDPs Department at the Commission, Dr Kangiwa, Sulaiman-Ibrahim said;
“We are here to present the Zero Hunger Food Packs to the Persons of Concern. I am sure you are aware that Zero Hunger is one among the Sustainable Development Goals.
“However, the essence of the Zero Hunger is to get rid of hunger in Nigeria general and the world in general.
“So, we are here today to if not eradicate, at least to alleviate some of the sufferings of our persons of concern through this small food care packs.”
Speaking at the event, the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Farouk Yahaya who was represented by Second-Lieut. Janet Obolo said the distribution of the Zero Hunger Food Care Packs to the persons of concern was commendable.
“From the way I see them in Wase Local Government, they really need it. I believe it would go a long way to alleviate hunger in them. I am sure they would value it and appreciate the Commission and Federal Government.
“We shall continue to partner with NCFRMI and other relevant stakeholders to assist and facilitate interventions for persons of concern,” Yahaya said.
The Deputy Speaker House of Representatives and Member representing Wase Federal Constituency Ahmed Idris commended NCFRMI and the Nigerian Army for the Zero Hunger Food Care Packs.
Idris who was represented by his Special Assistant, Musa Nyalun added that he had also brought 100 wheelchairs for onward distribution to the crippled in the community.
Similarly, the Chairman of Wase Local Government, Dr Ado Abubakar Buba expressed delight at the gesture by the NCFRMI.
Source: Voice of Nigeria