Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago has assured that the state government will continue to collaborate with the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) to provide succour for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.
The Governor gave the assurance when he received the Federal Commissioner of the NCFRMI and his entourage on a walking visit to the state.
The Governor noted that the state is agrarian and capable of feeding the nation but has not been able to attain its potential due to insecurity and natural disasters being experienced in the State, adding that the situation has led to a high number of IDPs with humanitarian crises.
“We are supposed to feed Nigeria not to be fed but unfortunately this is where we find ourselves”, he said.
He assured that his administration will work closely with the Commission to ensure that the victims are well catered for.
The Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Tijani Aliyu Ahmed, said they were in the state to distribute relief materials to IDPs in the State.
He said 700 households from the various IDP camps in the State, will benefit from the items provided.
The Federal Commissioner said from the Commission’s finding, there are not less than 64,000 IDPs at various camps in the state
Items distributed were 572 bags of rice, 572 cartons of Spaghetti, 572 bags of Semovita, 144 bags of garri, 96 cartons of Vegetable oil, 91 cartons of seasoning, 58 bags of Salt Lake City and 1 solar-powered borehole.
Bologi Ibrahim
Chief Press Secretary
to the Governor of Niger State
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