NCFRMI Presents Empowerment Materials To IDP Camps In Adamawa
The National Commission For Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), have presented empowerment and educational materials for displaced persons camps in Adamawa.
Presenting the materials at a ceremony on in Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, the Federal Commissioner of NCFRMI, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, said the measure was part of the commission’s effort in fulfilling its humanitarian mandate which so far has been extended to affected persons in 25 states.
Represented by Alhaji Lawal Hamidu, the Director Refugees and Migrants affairs of the commission, the commissioner said the commission believes in the education and economic empowerment of the IDPs as a major tool to ameliorate their sufferings.
“The provision of these materials today therefore signifies our attention to the continued well-being of our Persons of Concern (POC) in Nigeria.
“We take our responsibilities very seriously and we will continue to provide opportunities that will preserve your dignity and encourage you to become self-reliant members of the communities you have become a part of…
“it is on the strength of this that NCFRMI will continue to provide opportunities for our persons of concern so that they regain their dignity, while becoming independent and ultimately agents of their own durable solutions.”
Speaking at the occasion, the state deputy governor Martins Babale represented by the Executive Secretary of the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), Mr Haruna Furo, lauded the measure and assured that the items which comprised grinding machines, drugs, school desk, bags and books would be taken to all formal and informal camps in the state.
In her remarks on behalf of beneficiaries, a female IDP, Mrs Rakiya Samuel who got a grinding machine, thanked the commission for the support which she said would help them in a big way as they prepare to go back home and start a new life.
Highlights of the occasion was the presentation of grinding machines to some IDPs while school bags containing assorted books were distributed to primary and secondary school students attending school in the camp.
By Tom Garba, Yola