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Funds secured for rehabilitation of IDP's camps

15 February 2016, 21:42

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 Nigeria.

Also read: Tents provide privacy in camps, say IDPs

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


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