Edo IDPs Receive Relief Materials, Support From FG

By Ikhili Monday EBALU, Benin City 

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camped in Edo have received relief materials and support from the Federal Government just as the government also constituted a committee to distribute relief materials to IDPs in Edo and three other states including Adamawa, Bornu and Yobe, as well as Abuja, the Federal capital territory.

Members of the strategic committee, comprising officers and men of the Customs Service, Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), and representatives of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) visited Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State in Benin City, yesterday.

Leading the delegation was Azarema Abdul Kadiri, who disclosed that the federal government had mandated the Customs Controller General to distribute the relief materials to the refugees in the various IDPs camps located in Nigeria.

He revealed that the committee, which had commenced distribution of the materials to Adamawa, Yobe, Bornu, and Abuja, was in Edo State for the 3rd phase.

In addition, he disclosed that the relief materials to be distributed in Edo include bags of rice, vegetable oil, clothes, shoes, cartons of spaghetti, among others.

Responding, Governor Obaseki appreciated the federal government for not neglecting the IDPs and conducting activities to reduce waste and alleviate the plights of the refugees at the IDP camps.

The governor also disclosed that blocks of classrooms had been built at Uhoghua community of Ovia North-East Local Government area of Edo State, promising to continue his predecessor’s efforts at ensuring that priority attention was given to improve the IDPs’ welfare.

Meanwhile, he said disclosed that the Permanent Secretary Cabinet had been appointed as the state government delegation to work with the Federal government’s strategic committee in the distribution of the relief materials to the IDPs.


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