ASUU donates food items to 320 IDPs in Katsina

ASUU donated food items to about 320 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Katsina State on Sunday.

Dr Lawalli Alkali, the association’s national resource person, represented its national president, Prof. Victor Emmanuel, at the distribution of the relief materials.

He said the gesture was not the first of its kind by the association, as it had been a long-standing programme.

He also said that the foodstuffs included rice, cooking oil, spaghetti, noodles, and seasoning cubes.

“ASUU has always identified with vulnerable groups and the most seriously vulnerable Nigerians, like internally displaced persons (IDPs).

“ASUU regards IDPs as a manifestation of a serious problem.

“When you see IDPs across the country, it shows that we still have a lot to do on security matters,’’ he said.

Mr Alkali appealed to President Bola Tinubu to adopt necessary measures to tackle security challenges in the country and enable IDPs to return to their homes.

According to him, ASUU has been monitoring events in Katsina State and appreciates the commitment of Governor Dikko Radda on security issues.

“We pray that he remains focused on doing the needful to ensure that IDPs return to their homes. And resume their farming and other business activities,’’ he said.

Some of the IDPs, mostly women, expressed appreciation for ASUU’s gesture and appealed to the state government and wealthy individuals to also assist.

Those who spoke with journalists said they were in need of serious assistance, adding that staying in uncompleted buildings was not their desire.

They also called on governments at all levels to redouble efforts to tackle security challenges in their communities.


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