IN its bid to complement government’s efforts at providing succour to the needy, MTN Foundation has flagged off the distribution of relief materials to three Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camps in North East, Nigeria.
The relief materials, meant to provide succour and restore hopes, were distributed to displaced persons in Government College, Maiduguri, Borno State; NYSC Camp, Yola, Adamawa State and Poponari Camp, Damaturu, Yobe State. The relief materials, according to the foundation, included mattresses, pillows, bed sheets, pillow cases, bathing soaps, disinfectants, cooking pots, kerosine stoves and cartons of noodles.
At the presentation ceremony in Adamawa, the Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Ms Nonny Ugboma, represented by Dealer Account Executive in the Sales and Distribution Division of MTN, Ms Pedeino Mathias, said MTN was delighted to contribute to efforts that would ease the plight of the IDPs.
“We have come to demonstrate our deepest concern for our brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, including children who have been affected by one disaster or the other. As the government strives to meet the needs of these individuals, this donation is part of the many projects of the MTN Foundation to support the efforts of the government to improve the quality of lives in our com- munities,”Ugbomasaid. Onhispart,the NEMA Camp Coordinator at NYSC Camp, Damare, Adamawa, Al- haji Balarabe Musa, said: “We are really happy for the concern shown by the MTN Foundation and we assure you the items will be distributed to the IDPs. We ap- preciate the donations we receive from individuals and groups and we appeal for more to be able to meet the needs of the IDPs. NEMA is doing its best on behalf of the Federal Government to accommodate the IDPs and make them comfortable, but we need the support of all.”
Source : SunOnline