Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camped in Edo state 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 comptroller 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 on his predecessor’s efforts at ensuring
that priority attention is given to improve the IDPs’ welfare.
Meanwhile, he disclosed that the permanent secretary, cabinet office
had been appointed as the state government’s delegation to work with
the federal government’s strategic committee in the distribution of
the relief materials to the IDPs. ELANZANEWS.