Rotary Club of Jos Utan, on Friday, distributed foodstuffs and other relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
The Trailblazer President Jos Utan, Jane Egbo, said the effort was in collaboration with Paradise Mission for Widows and Teenagers, supported by a spirited Nigerian philanthropist Mrs. Victoria Kosh.
While donating the items to the displaced persons, Mrs Egbo said she also planned to visit more IDP camps across Plateau as part of efforts to assist the government to cushion the effect of poverty and extreme hunger among vulnerable Nigerians.
“We came here to visit the IDPs who were displaced from their homes as a result of the crisis. We brought some food stuff to them to support their plight,” Egbo said.
Egbo also told the IDPs that: “We have heard of your food needs, we have heard of your education needs, we have heard that you need school fees, we have heard that you need books and that is why we are here”.
Our correspondent reports that about 70 per cent of the population in Nigeria was poor and the starvation problem was on the increase.
“We are not going to stop reaching out to the needy; the only time we will stop is when they tell us that there is no more hunger,” Egbo assured.