Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba (HAFT) in collaboration with her development partner, the Comptroller General of Custom, Mr. Hameed Ali, who was represented by DSC Ikpi Kadiri Angulu today distributed relief materials to the various internally displaced persons (IDPs) of the state.
The CEO and founder of Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba Barr. (Mrs) Anna Ishaku, Wife of the Executive Governor of Taraba state presided over the ceremony today at Jalingo at the premises of the foundation.
Barr. Anna Ishaku noted that it was truly delightful for the Nigerian Custom Services to have deemed it necessary to join hands with her foundation in providing relief materials to IDPs of the state inclusive of orphans and refugees.
She expressed that the harsh reality of IDPs in the state should not be celebrated state of affairs but rather everyone should hope to see the end of it one day and rejoice for people to finally be back safe in their respective homes.
According to her,
“The present status of being a refugee or displaced person should not be embraced as a permanent solution because going back and resettling to your various homes is the ultimate solution for the livelihood of every person of the society”.
Earlier, the Project Manager (HAFT), Mrs. Helen Douglas explained that the relief materials is to cushion the hardship facing the IDPs who fled their ancestral homes as a result of either communal clash between farmers and herders or the Fulani and Kona crisis. She urged the beneficiaries to cherish the kind gesture of the Comptroller General of Customs and Her Excellency for having a collection purpose of putting smiles on the downtrodden in the society.
Presentation of the relief materials was chaired by Her Excellency, Barr. Anna Ishaku to beneficiaries from IDPs in Jalingo, Lau, Donga and Wukari Local Government Areas together with orphanage homes.