[dropcap type=”1″]W[/dropcap]ife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, and that of the Plateau State Governor, Mrs. Regina Lalong, have presented relief items worth millions of naira to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Jos camp.
Hajia Buhari, who was represented by Wife of Nasarawa State Governor, Hajiya Salamatu Almakura, made the presentation to IDPs in Zawan Commercial College Hostels, Bukuru, Jos in company with the wife of Plateau State Governor.
The camp manager and Director Stefanus Foundation, Mark Lipdo, said: “The IDPs camp was established in November with over 470 families comprising over 4,000 people. Today, some have returned home but there are still 94 families who have no home to return to in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states.
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.
“We also have over 5,000 IDPs currently in Panda and Karu local governments of Nasarawa state.”
In her remarks, Mrs. 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 cushion the effect of whatever you are passing through at the moment and to also encourage you to know that this moment is temporary.”
In her remarks, Hajiya Almakura, the representative of Hajiya Aisha Buhari, 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 continue 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.”