Headline Kaduna National News Nigeria Security

Wike donates N20m worth food items to Kaduna IDPs

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kaduna State have taken delivery of Food items worth about N20 Million as part of the donation from Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to the IDPs.

Presenting the items to leaders of affected communities, President of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, Jonathan Asake stressed the need for the establishment of Southern Kaduna Humanitarian Commission to address the huge humanitarian crisis in the area.

According to Mr Asake, no fewer than 148 Communities have been displaced by activities of bandits in the Southern part of the state.

Mr Asake explained that the Union had developed a template that captured victims of affected communities, such as Community Development Associations, Religious organisations and Nongovernmental organisations that will assist in ensuring that all donations and assistance get to the affected persons.

He thanked Governor Wike for fulfilling the promise he made during his campaign tour.

The governor had pledged to provide assistance towards alleviating the plight of the people at the IDP camps.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiary communities, the National President of Atyap Community Development Association, Dr Samuel Timbwak Achie, who appreciated the gesture, called for unity and Peaceful coexistence for sustainable development in Kaduna State.

The event was attended by Community Associations, as well as Traditional Councils of affected areas. Items donated to the IDPs include: 180 Bags of Rice, 100 Bags of Maize, 80 Bags of Gari, 100 Cartons of Cooking Oil, Pasta and Noodles, among others.

Reporting by Shindong Bala; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor