THE Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA) on Monday donated relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Wassa camp in the Federal Capital Terrirtory (FCT).
The donation is in commemoration of 2021 Nigerian Army Day celebration, according to the association.
The association donated 80 bags of rice, 35 bags of millet, 24 Jerry cans (25 litre) of red and groundnut oil and other food items as well as clothing.
The association also renovated the mobile clinic in the camp and donated a large quantity of medical consumables while the only primary school in the area received 50 sets of classroom benches.
The President of NAOWA, Mrs Salamatu Yahaya, said that the association also embarked on the outreach to the camp in continuation of its humanitarian drive to touch lives.
Mrs Yahaya said that NAOWA had positively touched so many lives through its numerous projects and activities such as skills acquisition centres, schools and business centres across the country.
She said the visit was part of its objective to provide opportunities for Nigerians, especially the youths, orphans, widows, the downtrodden and housewives by empowering them economically towards contributing to the nation’s manpower development.
She noted that the visit was to also support them to alleviate their challenges which include health needs.
According to her, NAOWA has immediately renovated the mini cealth centre and supply the necessary drugs.
“We have also brought with us food items, generating sets to power boreholes, cloths and educational materials to support your children in the school.
“At this point, I want to assure you of assistance in any way we can.
Mrs Yahaya urged the IDPs to try and engage in little businesses when opportunity presented itself and learn skills that would take them from idleness.
Earlier, the Chairman, FCT IDPs, Alhaji Ibrahim Adamu, commended NAOWA president for the support for the IDPs who he said were drawn from Borno and Yobe.
The Wassa Camp Chairman, Mr Geoffrey Bitrius, thank NOAWA for the intervention and solicited employment opportunity for the unemployed.
The Camp Woman Leader, Mrs Hafsat Hamman, thanked the association for the intervention.
She said that pregnant women among them had difficulties in accessing proper medical attention, urging them to also support in that regard
– July 5, 2021 @ 19:25 GMT |