Frank Ikpefan, Abuja
THE Mallpai Foundation has empowered about 6,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at New Kuchingoro in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The foundation funded and supported by the wife of Kebbi State governor Aisha Bagudu, trained members of the community in phone repairs, catering and pastries, soap and baby food production, among others.
It donated cartons of noodle, bags of rice, mosquito nets, duvet, slippers, blankets, school uniforms and bags, sandals, biscuits, maize meals, buckets, bowls, cooking pots, flasks, cloths, exercise books, blankets, sanitary pads, underwear, among others.
Members of the camp underwent free medical check-up, immunisation and free HIV tests.
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The foundation said the donations were part of efforts to cushion the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on IDPs in the FCT.
Mrs. Bagudu said the foundation was going out of its way to provide not only the usual food items, but to also provide them with skill acquisition, after which they would be empowered.
The Director of Media and Communication of the foundation, McEva Temofe, said the goal is to empower the IDPs so that they can give back to the society and train others.
The Vice Chairman of the IDP camp, Sule Adamu, said the IDPs have been given until January to leave the camp.
He hailed the governor’s wife for the gesture, saying it would ameliorate their sufferings.