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Senator Iroegbu and Nosa Enobhayisobo in Abuja

The Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have appealed to public-spirited individuals and organisations planning to contribute towards their well-being to deal directly with them rather than going through questionable non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that may not have their best interest at heart.

This is coming barely a week after the revelation of starvation and hunger in various IDP camps despite billions of naira worth of gifts and cash donated for their upkeep.

The IDPs made this request on Friday when the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), as part of the activities to provide succour to the poor and ensure the well-being of the displaced persons, gave food items worth thousands of naira to the new Kuchingoro Camp in Abuja.

According to the Chairman of the IDPs, Mr. Philemon Emmanuel, they have been surviving since their relocation from the North Eastern states following the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists in 2014 to the camp on the goodwill of some genuine NGOs, public-spirited individuals, and faith-based organisations, amongst others.