250 internally displaced people in Sokoto received food donations from the Academic Staff Union of the University, Sokoto State chapter, on Tuesday as part of their efforts to improve the lives of those who are less fortunate than themselves.
The chairman, Prof. Nurudeen Almustapha, said as he gave the recipients the supplies, which include rice, beans, vegetable oil, salt, seasoning, and water. He noted that the act was a part of ASUU's support for the underprivileged.
He said, “This is part of the programmes initiated by our union to help the needy; this time it is for North West and North Central. we are done with North Central while we started that North West in Katsina.
“We have done it in Zamfara and Kebbi states, and now in Sokoto today as part of the North West, where we are flagging off the distribution to give 250 members, all women of the IDPs.
“The union earmarked N50m for this exercise in the North Central and North West. Other zones have received theirs.
“The union is looking at it as part of our cooperate responsibilities to help the needy. That is why we tax ourselves a minimum of N2,000 for six months which we gathered together in order to do this.”
The chairman took advantage of the opportunity to urge all levels of government to guarantee that there is adequate security to allow people living in the nation's IDP camps to return to their homes.
He added that in order to enable everyone residing in the camp to return to their homes, ASUU has been offering advice to the federal government on how to address national security.
Nasiru Kalambina, the Special Advisor to the Governor of Sokoto State on State Emergency Management Authority, had told stakeholders that the current administration is making every effort to guarantee that individuals residing in the camp return home as soon as possible.