The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has donated assorted foodstuff and detergents to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Damare camp, near Yola.
Presenting the trailer load of items which comprised bags of rice, gallons of cooking oil and cartons of soap at a ceremony on Monday, the Yola Zone Coordinator of the union, Dr Musa Abdullahi, said the gesture was part of the union’s national body efforts at complementing government in catering for the IDPs.
Abdullahi, who was represented by Dr Augustine Anthon, said ASUU had from January to date, spent over N40 million on welfare of IDPs in the North-East.
“The union has also assisted Nyanya bomb blast victims with N5 million, while staff of Adamawa State University, Mubi, affected by the insurgency, were given N26 million assistance.
“We are also trying to reach out to victims’ camps in Plateau and Edo.
“All those gesture by the union’s national body is solely supported by contributions from members,” Abdullahi said.
While reiterating the commitment of ASUU to welfare of IDPs, the zonal coordinator said the union was also planning to reach out to IDPs staying outside camps with friends and relations.
Responding on behalf of the IDPs, Malam Modu Goni, thanked ASUU for the donation and urged other unions to emulate them in making the IDPs feel at home.
Goni assured of judicious use of the items for the overall benefit of the IDPs in the camp.