Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has urged privileged Nigerians to remember to help Internally Displaced Persons living in squatter camps across the country, describing such gesture as work of faith and the essence of living.
Mrs. Buhari made this call through her representative, the wife of Nassarawa state governor, Haijya, Mairo Tanko Al-Makura, during a charity awareness walk organized by Victims of Violence Charity Foundation in Abuja during the weekend. She attributed the heart of giving and caring for the less privileged to the spirit of brotherliness, which she said is a critical aspect of nation building and development.
“We all understand what charity is all about. The first lady, like you know, has a passion for women, children, and youths of this country. Her programme – Future Assured – has done a lot in collaboration with other organizations to uplift the living standard of those living in the IDP camps. The federal government cannot do it alone.
So we need people… philanthropists to come out, support and assist the IDPs,” Mrs. Al-makura said. She commended the organizers of the annual charity awareness walk for sustaining their passion in helping and supporting the less privileged ones especially those in the IDP camps, for the past three years by empowering them through skills, education and providing them with proper feeding to fight the scourge of malnutrition plaguing scores of women and children in the camps Also speaking, the wife of Zamfara state governor, Mrs. Asmau Abdulaziz Yari, hailed Aisha Buhari for demonstrating, through her own actions, the kind of quality care and support IDPs need to find their feet in the society and re-adjust to normal living in their respective communities. Mrs. Yari also gave unflinching assurances of the support of governors’ wives to the cause of rehabilitating the IDPs.
“This is for a very good cause. And, you know, anything that has to do with malnutrition, concern for children and the less privileged, the governors’ wives will play a very passionate role in that.” She said.