ASSET Management Corporation of
Nigeria (AMCON) yesterday in Biu Local
Government Area of Borno State commenced
the second tranche of the distribution of
educational materials for children; foods and
other support items for families of Internally
Displaced Persons (IDPs). The programme
is part of ongoing AMCON intervention
exercise to three northeastern state that were
worst hit by the activities of insurgence.
Addressing the host community at the
Central Primary School, Biu, during the
flagging-off of the presentation of the items
to beneficiaries in Biu area, Mr. Usman
Abubakar who led the team of AMCON
officials to Borno State said AMCON was
in the state to show support and assist in
whatever way it can to the affected children
and families that were traumatized and
distabilised by insurgence in the northeast,
where violent attacks by extremists forced
more than 2.2 million people to flee their
homes including over one million children
who are presently out of school.
Usman who called on the benefitting
children and families to make judicious use of
the items said this kind gesture by AMCON
led by Mr. Ahmed Kuru has demonstrated
that the society has not abandoned the IDPs
in their times of trouble. He also called on
well-meaning individuals, corporate and
government organisations to come to the
aide of the affected children and families in
the northeast, which he said would greatly
ameliorate their suffering.
While praying for the end to insurgence
not only in the northeast but all over Nigeria,
Usman also commended the management of
the Nigeria Education Crisis Response (ECR),
whom AMCON is using to ensure effective
and equitable distribution of the donated
items in Biu and other locations in Borno
State. According to him, the ECR programmes
are engaging communities and officials in
the localities to get out-of-school children
between the ages of 6 to 17 into formal and
non-formal learning centres, as well as
providing the psychosocial support required
to start the emotional healing process.
Usman said it was these outstanding
qualities of ECR led by Mr. Ayo Oladini
that convinced AMCON to select ECR who
is also in partnership with USAID, as the
appropriate channel for the distribution
of the items in Borno State from a host of
other Non-Governmental Organisations
operating in the areas. The items that were
distributed include scholastic materials
to Mainstreamed Learners and Parents
Caregivers; starter packs for small scale
businesses as well as food items such
as rice, beans, semovita, groundnut oil,
cooking utensils and salt, among others.
The AMCON team also paid a courtesy
visit on Emir of Biu, Alhaji Umar Mai
Mustapha Aliyu.
AMCON began the distribution of the
IDP relief materials in Yola, Adamawa
State on November 2, 2017 across the
seven local government areas of the state.
The benefited LGS include Girei, Fufore,
Shelleng, Song, Numan, Yola North and
Yola South where over 3,000 individuals
directly benefited from the items.

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