The Staff Association of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Nigeria on Thursday donated relief materials worth millions of Naira to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Borno.
Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, President of the association, presented the items to some IDPs at the Muhammad Goni College of Legal Studies, Maiduguri at a ceremony.
Abdullahi said that the gesture was aimed at providing succour to the IDPs who were in need of assistance.
“As WHO staff, we happened to be actively involved in human response services in the North East.
“Since we have been actively involved going to the field, we have been able to see the extent of human sufferings and because of that we felt the need to contribute to alleviate the sufferings of IDPs,’’ he said.
Abdullahi said that the staffers contributed some millions of Naira from their earnings to make the donation.
“We actually contributed some amounts and bought the items to alleviate the suffering of the IDPs,’’ he said.
Newsverge reports that the items donated included 10 bags of 50 kg rice and 250 bags of blankets and mats.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Hajiya Yagana Musa, thanked the association for the gesture and promised judicious use of the items.
Musa, a beneficiary, prayed that God reward them abundantly.