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NCFRMI Distributes Relief Materials To 25,000 IDPs In Nasarawa

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NCFRMI Distributes Relief Materials To 25,000 IDPs In Nasarawa

In a bid to cushion the effect of Fulani herdsmen and farmers crisis, the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, on Tuesday, distributed relief materials worth millions of naira to different Internally Displaced Persons camps in Nasarawa State.

The federal commissioner of the agency, Mrs. Sadiya Faruk, while handing over the items to the Nasarawa State Government, said the donation was to demonstrate its continued support for the state government and the displaced persons.

She explained that the aim of the agency was to carry out its responsibility of ensuring that sustainable solutions were found for persons and communities displaced by conflicts and natural disasters.

The commissioner added that the provision of the relief materials was in continuation of its 2017 interventions, noting that it had also flagged off the 2018 exercise in Kebbi State and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

“The NCFRMI will continue to make sure that our activities take into consideration the serious protection issues faced by vulnerable groups such as women, children, disabled persons, the elderly and young men,” she added.

Receiving the items on behalf of Governor Umaru Al-Makura, the deputy governor of the state, Mr. Silas Agara, commended the commission for its humanitarian gesture to the IDPs.

He called on other non-governmental bodies and individuals to follow suit in reducing the plight of the IDPs in the state.

He said the provision of the relief materials would go a long way in empowering the IDPs.

Agara commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the deployment of additional eight mobile police units and the Nigeria Army in the state.

He said, “This is a modern method in reaching out to IDPs in the state. For the records, we have over 25, 000 displaced persons spread across various camps in Nasarawa State. This is the aftermath of the law being implemented by the Benue State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom.

“We have IDPs from the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State; we have reached out to them in the distribution of relief materials.”

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