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Abuja Rotary Club reaches out to IDPs in Maiduguri

Rotary President Abuja, Mrs Ndidi Uchonu marking the finger of a vaccinated child at the IDP camp in Maiduguri. Photo: Tijjani Ibrahim RN.

The President Rotary Club of Abuja Capital Territory, Mrs Ndidi Uchonu has called on good spirited individuals to support internally displaced persons, especially children under five years.

Mrs Uchonu who made the call at the El-miskin Camp in Maiduguri Borno State, during a two day Rotary IDP camp outreach noted that it was to cover some areas of focus by Rotary Club because of the urgent need to increase assistance to victims of insurgency while ensuring kids under five years get vaccinated against diseases.

“It is fulfilling getting to the grassroots and getting to the kids, we ask everyone to support them because they need all the support they can get, the kids are really hungry and so hopeless, every car that comes in is expected to bring something to them, and I’m sure the much we can offer will be appreciated, Mrs Uchonu said”

Mrs Ndidi Uchonu distributing groceries to kids in El-Miskin IDP camp in Maiduguri, Borno State.

“As part of the club’s project we decided to cover some areas which are peace and conflict, literacy, we brought some books for the children, textbooks, exercise books, writing materials and we brought some lighting systems to help the security around, the solar light, reachable and torchlights, she added”

A Rotarian Ngozi Okrika Eguekwe who observed that Rotary’s major aim was to touch the lives of the vulnerable and less privileged everywhere urged humanitarian organizations to work together and end the insurgency in the northeast and in the world.

The focal person National Polio Plus committee in Borno state, Mr Almai Some explained that the rotary club with the support of Abuja capital territory team has reached many camps distributing consumables and non-food items to IDPs.

He added that although Rotary club cannot satisfy all their needs, it will however ensure smiles were on the faces of those in the camps.

Tijjani Ibrahim

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