Monday, March 21, 2016 3:58 pm
Staff of Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG), through the company’s ‘Let’s Care Initiative’, have donated and distributed relief materials worth over N30m to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country.
The material donations are in addition to the award of scholarships worth N10million per annum for 10 pupils each in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states for a period of five years.The Let’s Care Initiative, established in July 2015, is aimed at providing comfort and succour to the IDPs, as the Federal Government records success in addressing the insurgency and permanently resettle displaced persons..
Over 100 NLNG staff volunteered to raise funds for relief materials as part of the project. Distribution of relief materials was carried out in two phases in October 2015 and March 2016 in conjunction with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the States’ Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), and Non-Governmental Agencies (NGOs) such as MUNA and Heeba Foundations. Camps visited include ICCM Benin Camp, Edo State; Kabusa and Kuchingoro Camps in Abuja; Konduga, Mafa Road Muna garage and Gubio Road Housing Estate IDP camps in Bornu State; Damare, St Theresa and Malkoni camps in Adamawa State; and Bukar El-kanemi and Pampomari IDP camps in Yobe State.
The sponsor of the initiative, Mr Isa Inuwa, Deputy Managing Director, said: “Let’s Care IDP initiative’ is about awareness and reaching out. It is underpinned by the concepts of gratitude and humanity in all of us.” He maintains that “what you see as the end results of the efforts, sacrifice and generosity of so many, are the truck-load of relief materials our staff take to the camps themselves to distribute. In addition to material contributions, the effort has created awareness about the plight of the IDPs who have been displaced for no fault of theirs.
“We have witnessed an unprecedented demonstration of empathy and a deep sense of compassion towards humanity by many staff. Along with other well-meaning Nigerians, we must continue to give the IDPs hope that tomorrow is going to be better and get them back a normal and decent life.” he stated.
During the visits, volunteers met with Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State and Umaru Bindo Jibrilla of Adamawa State. The Governors commended the staff of NLNG for visiting the North East to identify with the situation and thanked them for their act of care towards IDPs.