The minister promised that the social register, conditional cash transfers, and other social intervention programs of the federal government would be extended to unregistered IDP camps. Photo: Humanitarian ministry.
The Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, has flagged off the distribution of non-food items to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) covering over 900 households at Shwari Camp 5 in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
The Minister in a statement by her Special Adviser for Media and Publicity, Rasheed Zubair, assured the 480,000 unregistered IDPs of the Federal government unwavering support to their needs.
Dr. Edu expressed optimism that the relief items will go a long way in cushioning their harsh living conditions while the government provides more durable solutions to cater for their families.
“Vocations and skill training, micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises, amongst other interventions, are important for those who are here and ready”.
“But for those who can trace where they came from, we will reunite them with their families and provide them with economic start-up capital to remove them and their families from poverty”, the Minister said.
The relief items distributed includes hundreds of mattresses, pillows, blankets, footwear, wrappers, and treated Insecticide mosquito nets.
Writing by Hadiza Abdulrahman; Editing by Chinasa Ossai and Julian Osamoto