Children’s Day: NGO tasks FG on IDP’s welfare


Children in IDP camp

By Angela Atabo

Golden Little Lights Organisation, an NGO, has called on the Federal Government to work on improving the welfare of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Nigeria.

Sharon Ashinze, the Co-founder, Golden Little Lights Organisation, made the call while speaking with newsmen while celebrating Children’s Day with children at the Gwoza and Bama IDP camps, Durumi, Abuja.

Ashinze said that the organisation chose to celebrate with the IDPs, giving opportunity to 500 displaced children to feel loved and appreciated.

She, however, decried the deplorable state of the camp and appealed for improved living condition for them.

“It is heart breaking seeing innocent children like this, they did not beg to be displaced or poor, so it is really sad and I am glad to help.

“Government needs to step up its care for the IDPs, when we came here today we went round to see the camp.

“They told us that they had no drugs in their pharmacy; and they depend on…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria