‘MMM-Nigeria’, a community of mutual financial aid and donations, on Saturday, donated relief materials worth N5 million to two Internally Displaced Persons camps in the Federal Capital Territory.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the gesture was part of the community’s humanitarian week tagged ‘MMM cares’ to mark its first anniversary.
The Gwoza and Bama IDP Camps located in Durumi area and the New Kuchingoro IDP camp were the two beneficiaries of the relief materials.
Bags of rice, beans, garri, as well as cartoons of beverages and noodles, were some of the items donated by the group.
The group also donated clothing, drugs, and educational materials to the pupils among them.
A Guilder in the ‘MMM Community’, Mr. Seyi Bello, said the donation was motivated by the desire of the group to affect the society positively, especially the less-privileged.
Bello explained that besides providing help and donations to its members, humanitarian service was a flagship programme of the group.
He said that the relief items were bought from free-will donations of members in their quest to touch lives positively.
Bello appealed to individuals, groups and corporate bodies to always remember the IDPs across Nigeria, since government alone would not be able to provide for them adequately.
The General Secretary of the IDP camp at New Kuchingoro, Mr. Enoch Yohanna, who received the items, expressed gratitude for the gesture which he described as `timely.’
The visit to the IDPs camps was preceded by a two-hour environmental sanitation by members of the group on Nyanya/Mararaba route, a suburb of the FCT.
Members of the group came out in their numbers to clear garbage from drainage and streets in the area.