CITN donates food items to Borno IDPs

The Chartered Institution of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), has donated assorted food items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno.

CITN’s President, Mr  Adesina Adedayo, who made the donation on Tuesday at a camp in Gubio, said the gesture was to identify with the IDPs.

Adedayo also said it was part of activities to mark the institute’s 40th anniversary.

He said that CITN was mindful of the insurgency that had ravaged the Northeast, adding that the visit to the region was to assess the situation to enable it support government programmes.

He said, “The Director-General of Borno State Emergency Management Agency had already told me of the population of this camp.

“We are going to partner the state to ensure that they (IDPs) get reintegrated to enable them become meaningful citizens.

“This is the second IDPs camp we are visiting and they are mostly children. These are the people we are supposed to take good care of.’’

Adedayo said the institute had established “CINTN Care”, an initiative to provide humanitarian support and other programmes through standing committee.

“We also intended to give scholarship to the children in order to harness their full potential,” he said.

Also speaking, Mrs Yaba Kolo, the Director-General, SEMA, lauded the institute for the gesture, noting that it would go a long way in alleviating the plight of the IDPs.

Kolo said the Gubio camp was housing 6,664 IDPs from Baga,  Kukawa,  Kala Balge and Gaborun Ngala local government areas of the state.

She said that the over decade insurgency had destroyed lives and turned many women to widows and children to orphans.

The director-general urged philanthropists and corporate organisations to complement government efforts aimed at rehabilitating the displaced persons.

“The deradicalisation of persons who denounced their participation in armed conflict is also another area that we want the support of all stakeholders,’’ she said.

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