CIPM laments condition of IDPs, donates relief materials
President and Chairman of Council, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM), Udom Inoyo, has condemned the dehumanising conditions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country.
He charged wealthy Nigerians to support government to assist the IDPs to return home.
Speaking at the Kushingoro IDPs Camp in Abuja, Inoyo, while presenting relief materials to the displaced persons as part of activities of the association’s yearly conference, urged well meaning Nigerians to rise to the occasion.
He insisted that the wellbeing of the IDPs must not abandoned or taken as sole responsibility of government.
“It is a very bad situation but we just cannot leave it to government alone to do everything. Every Nigerian with a conscience should identify with the government to provide necessary support for the IDPs,” Inoyo said.
Responding, CIPM Registrar, who is also Chief Executive Officer of the Association, Ajibola Ponnle, said the association was surprised that the IDPs were totally out of relief materials.
She urged Nigerians to give back to the displaced people, as that would go a long way to help their plight.
“We were surprised that the whole house has no relief materials. My advice to Nigerians is that we cannot continue to sit back. We need to give back to areas in the country that need our support. We are all in this country together,” Ponnle said.
Relief and Rehabilitation Officer for Abuja, Hassan Amina, who received the materials, commended the association, stressing that government must not be left alone to carter for the IDPs.