Fidelity Bank continues palliatives distribution to Benue IDPs
Fidelity Bank has distributed over 1,200 food packs to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Makurdi, Benue State, in its bid to eliminate hunger among vulnerable persons in the society.
The event, which took place at Federal Housing Estate IDPs camp in North Bank, was executed in partnership with Hyacinth Alia Foundation and Benue State Emergency Management Agency (BESEMA).
At the event, the Divisional Head, Brand and Communications, Fidelity Bank Plc, Meksley Nwagboh, said: “The vision of the bank is to reach out to less-privileged communities through our partner organisations that identify with these communities.”
“So, as I speak with you, over 24,000 Fidelity food packs have been distributed to communities across the country to help cushion the effect of hunger which has become a global issue.”
Special Adviser to the Governor on Innovation Strategies, Special Duties, Development, Policy and Planning, Fidelis Unongo, commended the bank for the donation and appealed to IDPs to exercise patience, as the governor is aware of their requests and is working to ensure that they get settled back to their ancestral homes.
Chairman of the IDPs camp, Abraham Tar, who spoke in Tiv, commended the bank for the kind gesture and promised to ensure that the items donated gets to the target beneficiaries. He appealed to donors to also look into the health condition of the IDPs, especially women and children.
Some of the beneficiaries, Msurshima Kunde, Comfort Lorfa and Terundu Shima, applauded the bank for the gesture and appealed for increased health services at the camp to enable them access quality healthcare.
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