Photo: Abdulrazak Kaura
2,400 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Zamfara State have benefited from the federal government’s intervention in food and non food materials, through the National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar-Farouk who flagged off the distribution at Tsunami IDPs camp in Gusau on Tuesday, said the distribution was a directive by president Muhammadu Buhari to reduce sufferings experienced by the IDPs and their host.
The minister said the packages comprises grains, groundnut oil, palm oil, toiletries, bedding materials, clothing, baby wears and mosquito nets among others.
Similarly, the minister inaugurated free medical outreach and free eye care for another 1000 persons under the ‘Project of Total Health’ of the commission.
Sadiya said, they also renovated and equipped the school library for IDPs and their host community in Tsunami area under the ‘Project of Educate All’, aimed at providing quality education to IDPs.
The distribution ceremony was attended by the Zamfara State Commissioner of Humanitarian Affairs Fa’ika Ahmad, District Head of Unguwar Dan-Baba (Tsunami) Mainasara Bello, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, Kabiru Attahiru among others.
Reporting by Abdulrazak Kaura; Editing by Muzha Kucha