Edo Govt donates N2mn, clothes, books to IDPs


Jethro Ibileke/Benin
Mrs Iara Oshiomhole, wife of the Governor of Edo State (2nd left) flanked by Mrs Endurance Odubu, wife of the Deputy Governor (2nd right); Mrs Marian Edoror, wife of the Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly (left); and Mrs Lucy Omagbon, Chairman, Ovia North East Local Gobvernment Area (right)
Edo state government on Friday announced a donation of N2 million, for the the upkeep of the Internally Displaced Persons at their camp in Uhogua near Benin City, the state capital.
Other items presented to the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency included clothes, footwear, books, toiletries and others materials running into millions of naira to the IDPS.
Wife of the state governor, Iara Oshiomhole who made the donation on behalf of the state government when she visited the camp, assured inmates of the camp that the state would do everything possible to make life as comfortable as possible for persons in the camp.
According to her, “this visit is a follow up to our earlier visit and as we did promise, the government and people of Edo State are ready to make you as comfortable as possible.
“We are fully aware of the circumstances that made you to leave your homes and we are sure that in a very short time, peace will return to every part of Nigeria. Let me emphasise that you are at home anywhere in Nigeria.
“We are planning to come back so that we can have a party together and know more about each other. Edo State has promised to provide an enabling environment that will enhance your education and general well-being.
“Towards that end, I am here today with some of the regular requirements for your well-being. While we understand that nothing can be provided as adequate replacement for the comfort of your homes, it is our …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper