Lagos - Refugees sheltered in camps for
internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Northeast have received a boost after
some oil firms donated US$500 000 (N99,625 million) to the Nigerian Red Cross.
The funds are for the rehabilitation of the camps.
The donation is a culmination of the Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation (NNPC) and Total joint venture, an intervention plan launched in
December in Gombe State, one of the areas affected by the insurgency.
“This initiative, which is part our social responsibility is
in support of efforts to improve conditions in the camps and help the affected
persons return to their livelihood,” said Vincent Nnadi, Executive General
Manager (Corporate Social Responsibility and Medical Services) at Total
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He said thee NNPC/Total E&P Nigeria joint venture was
deploying some resources to assist in that direction and had chosen the
Nigerian Red Cross Society as their partner in implementing that initiative.
The initiative is a 12-month intervention programme designed
to assist government shield victims of terror from challenges.
Meanwhile, the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar
III, who received a delegation of the company at his palace in Gombe, the state
capital, commended the initiative.
- CAJ News