The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCRMI) has distributed relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) located in Oyo State, South West Nigeria.
The IDPs who were discovered by Rev. Father Sylvester Odurinde last year, who were mainly from Benue and Nassarrawa States, North Central part of the country affected by the farmers-herders conflict.
Speaking at the distribution of the belief items in Kisi Local Government Area (LGA) on Wednesday, the Honourable Federal Commissioner of NCRMI, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faroqu, assured the IDPs that the Federal Government and Presidency will not abandon them.
Farouq was represented at the event by a representative of the HFC Mrs. Funmi Bara, while the South west Zonal Director of NCRMI, Mrs. Margaret Ukegbu and other members of staff who recieved her, thanked the good people of Oyo state for support.
She commended the Chairman of Kisi LGA, Hon. Adediran Sulieman, and the people of Kisi in particular for their warm reception and accommodation of the IDPs, who are “their brothers and sisters in need”.
Responding, Sulieman noted the Commission was the first Federal Government Agency to intervene with such a large quantity of relief materials.
In the same vein, recipients also expressed their gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari and NCRMI for remembering them and promised to use the material given to them very well.
They also commended the Local Government Chairman and the people of Kisi for standing with them in their time of need.