The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development on Thursday distributed relief items to no fewer than 5,576 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Wasa Camp in Federal Capital Territory.
Its Minister, Sadiya Farouq, said the gesture was part of the celebration of World Humanitarian Day and commemoration of the one-year anniversary of creation of the ministry.
“I came here to say hello and see how you are doing.
“We came here with 80 bags of 50kg rice, 15 bags of 100kg beans, 25 gallons of 25 litres of vegetable oil, 500 bundles of duvet, five bags of sugar, 22 cartoons of milk and 100 pieces of six yards of textile materials.
“These items would be distributed to 879 households comprising 5, 576 IDPs in Wasa IDP camps here in the Federal Capital Territory,” Ms Farouq said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ms Farouq was represented by Grema Ali, Director, Office of the Permanent Secretary in the ministry.
The Coordinator of the camp, Jeoffery Bitrus, thanked Ms Farouq for the gesture.
He said the items would go a long way alleviating the sufferings of the IDPs.
Mr Bitrus pleaded with the federal government to provide an antenatal clinic for women in the camp, adding that pregnant women were experiencing challenges of getting medical services.
The Women Leader in the camp, Hafsat Ahmad, said Ms Farouq had been of immense help to women in the camp.
She pleaded for more support for the women in the form of empowerment and skills acquisition.