Easter: IDP camp coordinator seeks support

Mr. Solomon Folorunsho, the coordinator of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Edo, is seeking support from well-meaning Nigerians for feeding the inhabitants of the camp.

Folorunsho made the call during a visit to the camp on Friday, ahead of the Easter celebration on Monday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the IDP camp is in Uhogua, Ovia, North East Local Government Area of Edo.

The coordinator said the management of the camp is in need of resources to take care of feeding as well as payment of school fees for the children of the displaced persons.

He added that “we thank God for some persons who, in spite of the economic constraints, still have time to spear; it’s sacrifice.

“We are facing challenges. Nevertheless, we have some members of the host community that do come here to look for food to eat.

“Honestly, I must tell you that people are suffering. Just yesterday, we had over eight people from the host community who came here to look for food to eat.

“We are well over three thousand. Despite efforts to limit the number, there are some cases you can’t overlook.”

On her part, one of the supervisors of the camp, Ms. Evelyn Omigie, said lack of adequate food and other consumables are major challenges facing the camp.

“I am calling on well-meaning Nigerians to please come support us. We need food, as the feeding of these children has drastically reduced.

“We don’t have food, because it’s whatever we have that we cook for them.

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“We need assistance; we need scholarships for the children, as we don’t want any child to drop out of school.

“Some of our teachers have stopped coming because we have stopped paying them salaries.

“We want people who can help us with solar-powered boreholes and solar light. We also need more hostels to decongest the existing one.” (NAN)

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