Eminent personalities shunned a fundraising ceremony organised by the Arewa Foundation for Peace, Conflict Resolution and Development to support Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.
The event, which took place over the weekend, was attended by few invitees and students of the Federal College of Education, FCE, Katsina.
Our correspondent reports that Governor Aminu Bello Masari, Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, and some important personalities invited for the occasion did not attend.
Masari and Kabir were not represented and no apology was sent to the organisers.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chairman of Arewa Foundation, Musa Gado, said the absence of dignitaries would not discourage them from holding similar fundraising in other states.
Gado said so far, the foundation had organised successful fundraising to support IDPs in Jigawa and Kaduna States, noting that the foundation would organise similar fundraising in all the 19 states of the north.
“We are in Katsina not to generate money for Arewa Foundation, but to sensitise people on the need to support IDPs.”
He assured that the money generated would be used to support IDPs in order to alleviate their suffering.
Meanwhile, a pledge of N220,000 was announced at the occasion with the highest donation of N200,000 from a Katsina-based businessman, Alhaji Bilya Sanda.

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