EDO SIP deploys relief materials to IDPs in Uhogua
The National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) in Edo Statew has deployed relief materials to vulnerable persons at the Uhogua Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, in Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state.
The Focal Person, Edo State Social Investment Programme (ED-SIP), Osayuwamen Aladeselu said the move is part of efforts by government to identify with the needy and vulnerable persons in society.
Recall that the governor had last week donated food and other household items to the IDP camp including 200 bags of rice, 180 bags of garri, 1500 tubers of yams, 25 bags of brown beans, 25 bags of white beans, 50 bags of grains, 25 gallons of 20 litres of vegetables oil, and 20 gallons of 25 litres of palm oil.
Delivering the items, which comprise cartons of instant noodles and milk products, Aladeselu said, “We have been asked us to deliver these items to children at the IDP Camp here in Uhogua, to ensure the children are well nourished.
“We really commended the management of the camp for taking good care of the displaced persons at the camp. We have a passion for the needy and vulnerable in the society as such will do everything possible to ensure they are happy.”
The Coordinator of the camp, Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, expressed appreciation to the government for the gesture, noting that the food items will go a long way in helping to feed the IDPs at the camp.
He said, “These items will go a long way to sustain the displaced persons at the camp. I appeal to other public-spirited Nigerians to join the Edo State Government to continue to supply our needs in order to keep the children alive as circumstances brought them here.”
Some of the occupants at the camp, including a Chemical Engineering undergraduate, Amos Ishaku and a law student, Saminu Wakili, both of the Edo State University, Iyamho, applauded the government for deploying the food items to the camp.
Two children, 8-year-old, Sarah Bitrus, and 10-year-old Mary Ayuba, thanked the government for remembering them at this critical time.