Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bauchi were shown act of love by the Presidential Commitee on Special Food Intervention Programme, PCSFIP for the North-East has distributed 20,000 metric tonnes of high quality assorted food items to 54,000 indigent displaced persons, IDP, in Bauchi State, Nigeria.
A special delegation members of the Presidential Committee was led by Zainab Ahmed the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, on a courtesy visit to the state Governor Mohammed Abubakar, said the gesture was an initiative of the Federal Government to alleviate the poverty and plights of displaced persons, IDPs in insurgency states which Bauchi states was among the affected state by violent insurgency.
Zainab Ahmed disclosed that the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs were identified from 9,000 households in the state, she added that the gesture will be carried out on quarterly basis in the state.
In his response to Zainab Ahmed assertion, Bauchi state Governor M. Abubakar commended the Federal Government’s initiative, said the state had no IDP camps because of the hospitable gesture of the people, who accommodate IDPs across the local governments in the state.
That the initiative has further show that the Federal Government will continue to partner and support the state government in giving relief materials and hope to internally displaced persons, IDPs living in the state. .
That for the country to forestall possible re-occurrence of violent insurgency in the North-East and across the country, the problem of illiteracy and poverty must be tackled.
The state governor further noted and urged all stakeholders, states governments and federal government to sensitize the public on child education and kick against violent insurgency across the country.