The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has donated Two hundred bags of locally packaged Rice to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by various crisis in Taraba state to ameliorate their plight.
The distribution of the relief material was flagged off at the state Secretariat of the party in Jalingo, the state capital on Thursday.
Presenting the items to the beneficiaries on behalf of the National Chairman, the state APC Chairman, Barrister Ibrahim El-Sudi said that the gesture was a personal effort of the chairman as part of his genuine concern for the good of the people.
El-Sudi regretted that the state government has remained indifferent to the plight of the displaced persons in the state and assured that the party would do everything within its powers to make life better for the people, even as the party is not on power in the state.
“Today, it is mixed feelings for us as a party in the state. We are grateful that we have these relief materials coming from our National Chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to distribute to the persons displaced by crisis in the state.” He said.
El-sudi also expressed happiness for the gesture, adding that it will go a long way in ameliorating the plight of the IDPs in the state, while he however expressed sadness that people are displaced in their own state and are made to live under such conditions.
According to him, it is also regrettable that the state government has remained indifferent to the plight ofIDPs in the state, noting that the governor has not made the effort to visit even one of the IDPs camps or any of the crisis areas even for once to ascertain the level of damage or to at least give the people a sense of his concern.
Ibrahim El-Sudi therefore, called on well to do people to support the Internally Displaced Persins in the state, for them not to go through such extreme difficulties.
However, the APC state Chairman revealed that they have identified six camps across five local government areas in the state, assuring that the relief materials will get to the rightful beneficiaries directly to avoid any situation where someone will say rice meant for IDPs was diverted by APC in Taraba state.
The symbolic presentation was witnessed by the APC Governotorial aspirant in 2019, Prof. Muhammad Sani Yahaya among other party officials where Prof. Yahaya also expressed appreciation for the gesture by the National leader of the party and urged Tarabans to embrace one another and leave in peace for the development of the state.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Secretary of Nukai, Madam Yatai Philip and her counterpart that of Muslim Councils’ IDPs camps, Malam Adamu Salihu Sani all expressed their gratitude over the gesture and urged the state government to ensure.
Our Correspondent reports that arrangements have been put in place to convey the rice to the rest of the IDPs camps in other local government areas where each camp will get twenty five bags, while the remaining fifty bags will be shared to those that are leaving with their relatives in towns.