Onuminya Innocent in Sokoto
A non-governmental organisation, T200 Foundation, has launched a novel charity outreach, feeding thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
It also donated assorted food stuff such as rice, spaghetti, salt and tomatoes paste to thousands of the victims at the camp
The founder of the foundation, Ambassador Emmanuel Osadebe, while addressing journalists after the programme, expressed disgust over the humanitarian crisis ravaging the camp.
He called on other organisations and well-meaning Nigerians to come to the aid of the victims.
Osadebe explained that they got wind of the plight of people living in the camp and when they came to appraise the situation they became more concerned which prompted him to do something quickly to save innocent lives.
He explained that the novel outreach was aimed at feeding them the way other people in affluent homes feed.
He commended the camp’s chairman for coordinating the people, advising him to ensure that every household in the camp get equal share of the food items, irrespective of where they come from.
He further explained that aside the feeding and presentation of food items to the victims, his foundation has a plan of training them in skills acquisition to enable them to be self-reliant.
Speaking on behalf of the Sokoto State Government, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Humanitarian and Disaster Management, Hajia Amina Jakada, thanked the foundation for its benevolent gesture.
She noted that Governor Ahmed Aliyu is committed to tackling the security challenges bedevilling the eastern part of the state.
According to her, security is top most agenda of this present administration stressing the victims would soon go back home.
Jakada further assured the victims that arrangement on top gear for them to return home after the rainy season.
Rabah Local Government, is the local government of Sir Ahmadu Bello, the former Premier of defunct Northern region which is facing security challenges with other local governments in the eastern part of Sokoto state due to incessant attacks by the bandits.
The banditry has rendered over 20,000 people homeless in the region.