The Edo Government on Tuesday donated relief materials running into millions of Naira to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Uhorgua, new Benin.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the relief items were presented to the management of the camp by Mrs Julie Osigbemhe-Olatunji, Permanent Secretary, Government House who represented Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo.
Presenting the items, the governor said that the gesture was aimed at ameliorating the suffering of the inmates.
NAN reports that food items presented include 200 bags of 50kg rice, 180 bags of garri, 1,500 tubers of yams as well as 25 bags of brown beans.
Other items were 25 bags of white beans, 50 bags of corn flour, 20 gallons of 25 litres vegetable oil, 20 gallons of 25 litres red oil, 10 cartons of maggi seasoning and 20 bags of salt.
Responding after receiving the items, Pastor Solomon Folorusho, the Coordinator of the camp, appreciated the governor and members of his executive for the gesture.
Folorusho said that the items came at the time of need as the camp presently had no food items in its warehouse to feed the inmates.
He added that the situation had been like that for more than two months, adding that the camp management had been feeding the inmates from the pickets of donations from individuals and some NGOs.
He added that the state government’s gesture would go a long way in restoring the hope to the inmates.
“Everyone is so happy to thank his Excellency, the governor of the state. We had nothing to eat as the warehouse was empty. We deeply thank him for what he has brought. God bless him,” he said.