IN a bid to ensure full resettlement of displaced persons, the Nasarawa State Government yesterday distributed another round of relief materials worth millions of naira to communities affected by communal violence in the state from 2012 to date.
The state Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura who presented the assorted materials including building materials to the benefitting communities at the Government House Lafia, on Wednesday, explained that the measure was in line with his administration’s commitment to the well-being of the people.
Al-Makura who regretted that the state had been bedeviled by communal violence since 2012, especially in the south senatorial district, leading to the loss of many lives and properties worth millions of naira, pointed out that government, in collaboration with security agencies and other relevant stakeholders, made concerted efforts and ensured that peace finally returned to the various affected communities.
“Government took deliberate efforts and ensured that the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, who were hitherto sheltered in the various camps provided by Government have returned to their original homes and are now going about their normal businesses.”
He noted that the achievement was made possible by the various relief materials, including building materials and cash donated to the affected communities by the state government, adding that, massive security network was embarked upon to cover all the affected communities who felt secured to return to their natural abodes.
He called on the people to continue to live in peace with one another as that was the only way development could be achieved in any society.
Nigerian Pilot reports that items donated to the over 30 communities, included food and building materials, gallons of palm oil, detergents, among others.

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