The committee set up by the wife of the president, Hajiya Aisha Buhari for the distribution of relief items to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, mostly pregnant women, feeding mothers and children in Borno State, has swung into action with more than 14 camps out of the 26 resettlement camps visited.
It would be recalled that the president’s wife in the last two weeks was in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to sympathise with victims of Boko Haram insurgents, particularly the IDPs.
During the visit, she set up a committee of over 10 women who were charged with the responsibility of distributing nourishing food supplement to internally displaced nursing mothers and other victims in the state.
Speaking yesterday to some
members of the committee at Dalori camp, along Bama Road of Maiduguri metropolis, Dr. Aisha Iya Ahmed and Dr. Yabawa Kolo said since the inauguration of the committee, they were able to reach out to the targeted beneficiaries at over 14 camps, promising that all the 26 resettlement camps across the state would benefit from the exercise.
“So far, we have visited about 14 camps with each accommodating IDPs from more than one council area. We have been to Ali Monguno Teachers Village, NYSC camp, Yerwa, Arabic College, Government College, and many other camps. In each of the camps visited, we met over 500 pregnant and nursing mothers, and they all benefited from the gesture.
“We gave them Frisomum Gold packaged milk and other nutritional supplement for pregnant and lactating women. We also gave to other IDPs, including children, some other food supplement donated by Her Excellency, the wife of Mr. President,” the committee members separately told our correspondent in Maiduguri.
The committee therefore thanked the president’s wife for coming to the aid of the victims and assured that the items would go to the direct beneficiaries as the victims were conducting themselves in an orderly manner, which also makes it easier for the committee to
carry out its assignment.


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