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VSF Disburses N5.1 million To Pregnant IDPs

By Njadvara Musa, Maiduguri   |   05 September 2015   |   1:19 am  

pregnant-black-womanTHE Victims Support Fund (VSF), has disbursed about N5.1 million to 410 pregnant Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in various camps in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Director of VSF, Prof. Sunday Ochoche, who made the donations at the weekend, said the gesture was to support vulnerable women being resettled by the Borno State government and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in various camps in the Nigeria’s embattled Northeastern region.

He said the financial assistance was to supplement dignity kits distributed by NEMA to 410 IDPs pregnant women last month.

According to him, “The cash donation is meant for pregnant women, including those who have just given births to babies; they would get N10, 000 each. The token will also strengthen and improve their living conditions in various camps, before they return to their respective communities in the state.

“The issues around the victims of Boko Haram demand quick response, so that the sufferings and shocks of traumas on victims could be reduced to the barest level.”

However, he noted that the late Deputy Governor of the state, Zannah Mustapha, had kept the VSF on its toes, ensuring that all displaced persons in various camps are resettled comfortably until normalcy returns.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Hajiya Amina Mohammed thanked VSF for its support and assistance, which, she said, has enhanced their living conditions and ensured that there were no complications during childbirth.

“You are our parents and guardians and have continued to support and assist us. We are grateful for the ‘child and maternal upkeep,’ which would serve us before we return to Monguno, Bama, Marte, Dikwa and several other communities affected by Boko Haram insurgency. May the Al-mighty God intervene in bringing peace to our destroyed communities, so that all of us here today, including children in various camps, go back to our towns and villages to resume normal life.”



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