Hydro Power Producing Areas Development Commission, in collaboration with the New Approach Humanitarian Aid Support, has donated relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
The donation was made in Kuta on Friday while unveiling the rescue village put in place for the IDPs in the state.
The Managing Director, HYPPADEC, Abubakar Yelwa, stated that the relief materials are meant to cushion the effect of the suffering and trauma of the IDPs.
Yelwa commended the New Approach International for its mission aimed at providing succour for the internally displaced persons.
The Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello represented by the Secretary to the State Government SSG, Ahmed Matane, applauded the HYPPADEC for the intervention.
He stated that some of the communities attacked by the bandits include Manta, Galadima Kogo, Alawa, Gwadara Alawa, Gurmana and urged residents of flood-prone areas to take sensitisation and mobilisation with seriousness to forestall future occurrences hence the provision of temporary shelter and social amenities.
The Head of Operation/Financial Advisor, New Approach for Rural Program on Skill Development, Lilian Omekara, said the aim of providing temporary shelter for the IDPs was to reduce the trauma they go through and make life easy for them until things normalise.
She noted that each of the temporary shelter tents can accommodate between five to ten people, which is divided into an inner and outer room.
She also stated that the tents have a mosquito net and reptile repellant that can last for three years.
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