The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has donated
Food and non-food items to 5,576 Internally Displaced Persons at Wasa Camp in the Federal Capital Territory in commemoration of its 1st anniversary.
The Honourable Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq ably represented by the Director Overseeing Office of the Permanent Secretary, Grema Ali Alhaji handed over the items to the IDPs.
“We came here today to see how you are doing and also reassure you of our commitment to providing you with the humanitarian support you need” Farouq said.
The items include 80 bags of 50kg rice, 25 gallons of 25 liter vegetable oil, 15 bags of 100kg beans, 100 pieces of 6 yards wrapper, and 22 cartons of 3 in 1 milk.
The Honourable Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrant and Internally Displaced Persons, Senator Basheer Mohammed through his Representative, Amana Yusuf, also added 5 bundles of blankets as contribution of the commission to the IDPs to mark the event.
In a vote of thanks, the camp chairman, Wasa IDP Camp, Jeoffery Bitrus, thanked the Honourable Minister for her kind gesture and unending support which they have been enjoying for a very long time, adding that life would have been very difficult for them without the Ministry’s intervention. Bitrus called on the government to provide employment to the youths adding that within the camp there are graduates without jobs.
The Woman leader of the IDP camp, Hafsat Hamman, while thanking the Minister solicited the Ministry’s support in the provision of a medical facility, personnel and drugs to reduce the rate of maternal mortality in the camp.
Rhoda Ishaku Iliya
Deputy Director Information