By Emmanuel Daudu, Abuja-Nigeria
The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has expressed the Federal government’s commitment to supporting the internally displaced persons in Niger State through the provision of relief materials to the vulnerable.
According to a release by Grace Osuji
For: DD (Information) on Thursday 6th May 2021, the honourable minister
disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor of Niger State, His Excellency, Alhaji Ahmed Moh’d Kelso.
According to the release, the representative of the minister, Dr. Abubakar Suleiman who is the Acting Director, Humanitarian Affairs Department of the Ministry said, “we are here to interact and access your conditions and to deliver relief materials, food and non-food items, to alleviate the sufferings that you have been unnecessarily subjected to” the Minister said.
The items to be distributed to the vulnerable include 600 bags of rice (25 kg), 200 kegs of palm oil, 50 bales of clothes, 10 sacks of rubber slippers, and 20 cartons of body cream.
In a similar development, the Minister during the assessment visit to the camp in Gwada, called on well-meaning Nigerians to join hands with the Federal and State Governments to provide relief materials to displaced communities in the society.
She urged everyone to use the month of Ramadan to intensity prayers to Almighty Allah to protect all Nigerians and free our communities of all calamities especially during these last ten days Of Ramadan.
The Deputy Governor of Niger State, His Excellency, Alhaji Ahmed Moh’d Kelso, expressed gratitude for the intervention of the Federal government through the Ministry. He said the intervention cannot replace the desire to be settled in their homes as they have experienced.
He urged the Ministry’s delegation to visit the camps to assess the situation and see other interventions it could provide.
He further directed the Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ibrahim Ahmed Mateni to lead the delegation to the camp, mentioning other IDP camps in Shiroro, Munyar, Rafi, and Mariga.
The Secretary to the State Government Ibrahim Ahmed who received the items expressed gratitude to Ministry for the donation of the items on behalf of the Executive Governor.