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Aisha Buhari presents relief materials to IDPs In Jos

04/09/2015 20:55
The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari and that of Plateau State governor  Mrs Regina Lalong  and her counterpart  from  Nassarawa state Miro Tanko Almakura on September 4, presented relief materials worth millions of naira to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Jos camp.

The president's wife who was represented by Almakura, and Lalong made the presentation to IDPs in Zawan Commercial College Hostels, Bukuru in Jo's South LGC of the state.

The camp manager and Director Stefanus Foundation, Mark Lipdo in his welcome address said, "The IDPs camp was established in November with over 470 families comprising of over 4,000 people.

But today some have returned home but there are still 94 families who have no home to return to in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno state.

There are currently 38 males, 88 females and 340 children totaling 466 individuals, while over 300 families have been successfully integrated into various host communities.

Mr. Lipdo said, "We have over 5,000 IDPs currently in Panda and Karu local governments of Nasarawa State."

In her remarks, Lalong said, "It is with heavy heart that I stand before you to address fellow women and children who are victims of insecurity in the country.

"I am here with the wife of our President who has come all the way because of you and because of the level of inconveniences you faced as a result of your displacement from your various homes.

"As women and mothers we will do our best to make sure we cuison the effect of whatever you are passing through at the moment and to also encourage you that this moment is temporal."

Almakura said, "The Wife of our President have received information about your presence in this camp and she has asked me to come and see you on her behalf.

"These few items have been assembled by the Wife of our President and the Wife of Plateau state governor as a show of love and to prove that we all share in your moment of hardship.

"Haven come and seen your situation, I will go and report back to the First Lady and  she is prepared to take further action to alleviate your sufferings.

"Please don't think your present condition is going to be permanent, the government of President Buhari is very passionate and committed to do all that is possible to return you to your various homes to continued with your normal life as you used to do.

"So I encourage you to remain calm, hopeful and be prayerful while the federal government proffers lasting solution towards your rehabilitation."

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