Governor of Yobe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, has described Air Peace’s commitment to funding corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects as unmatchable.
The governor made the statement when Air Peace presented relief items running into millions of naira to the state government for distribution to internally-displaced persons (IDPs) in Yobe.
Gaidam, who was represented at the presentation ceremony at the Governor’s Office in Damaturu by the Executive Secretary, Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr. Musa Idi Jidawa, urged Nigerians to emulate the airline’s example.
Yobe, he said, was saddled with caring for a total of 23, 016 IDPs in four camps at Pompomari, Bukar Ibn Ali Elkanemi, Kurareta and Ngabrawa in Damaturu, the state capital. He, however, said the 391 IDPs sheltered at Bukar Ibn Ali Elkanemi Camp had voluntarily returned to their villages -Gambir, Malumti and Mittiri.
He assured that the relief items donated by Air Peace would be properly utilised, assuring that there had never been any reported case of abuse in the distribution of items donated to IDP camps in the state.
He expressed gratitude to the management of Air Peace for the donation, urging Nigerians and corporate organisations to emulate the airline’s good example.
Earlier, the Corporate Communications Manager of Air Peace, Chris Iwarah, said the airline donated the relief items because it was concerned about the plight of the IDPs.
The donation comprising rice, millet, maize, beans, vegetable oil and salt, he said, was the airline’s contribution to government’s effort to address the challenge of caring for IDPs in the country.
Air Peace, he added, had distinguished itself with its focus on corporate social responsibility projects, including the recent donation of a police station in Uli, Anambra State.