Founder of Adeyanju Foundation Solution, AFS, Alhaji Adewole Adeyanju, yesterday appealed to Nigerians and civil society organisations to come to the assistance of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the country.
Alhaji Adeyanju made the appeal in Abuja after donating several items running into millions to one of the IDPs in Wasa village, Apo, Abuja Municipal Area Council.
The AFS founder, who is also the National Auditor of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, decried the deplorable conditions of people in the IDPs camps located in the various states of the federation, arising from the insurgents’ activities in the North-East and communal conflicts in Plateau and Benue states.
He lamented that the situation was pathetic, disheartening and worrisome and demands the intervention of the relevant authorities on humanitarian ground.
Adeyanju, who led members of the Foundation to the camp, expressed deep concern over the situation where women, children and aged people are subjected to harsh conditions without basic neccessites of life.
According him, “this is incredible that normal human beings are living in open places like animals, we decided to come to this remote area to see things for ourselves and to make a little donation in cash and kind to the people in this camp. Alas, what we saw was nothing to write home about and very pathetic.
“It is my candid opinion that the government at all levels, individuals, religious leaders, groups, philanthropists and even the Red Cross society worldwide should wade into the matter before it degenerates, these people are human beings who are entitled to the basic things of life under the United Nations Organisation treaty which Nigeria is a signatory to, we should not just fold our arms until the situation degenerates,” he stated.
Adeyanju, who was accompanied by the Abuja operation officer of the National Emergency Agency, NEMA, Mrs. Chinwe Okpala, also called for the immediate reunion of people, whose towns and villages have been recaptured by the troops, with their families for them to start a new life.
Receiving the items which included food stuffs, drugs, clothing materials, cash and other essential commodities on behalf of the inmates, the Chairman of the Wasa IDPs camp, Mallam Hammen Bukar commended the gesture of the foundation, saying this would go a long way in ameliorating the suffering of the people.
Mallam Bukar appealed to the FCT administration and the federal government to come to the aid of the people whom he put at over 4,000, mostly women and children for them to have access to basic things of life such as healthy environment, portable drinking water, food and shelter before being relocated to their places of abode.


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