The Taraba State Government through the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA ) have donated relief materials worth millions of naira to refugees in the Sardauna Local Government area.
This was disclosed by the SA Media and Publicity to the CTC, Comr. Hebrews I.
The items donated include bags of rice, bags of maize, bags of beans, mattresses, some toiletries, etc.
Speaking at the flag off of the distribution at the refugees camp in Abuja quarters Gembu, the CTC Sardauna Local Government Council, Pharm. Oliver Wubon commended the Rescue Captain, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku for the timely provision of the relief materials to ameliorate the hardship faced by the refugees who are mostly affected by the crisis in the neighboring Cameroon.
Pharm. Wubon further called on the refugees to remain law abiding and pray for the crisis in their country to come to an end so that they can return and unite with their people back home.
“As refugees, do not interfere with what does not concern you but rather, engage in meaningful business to better your lives”, he added.
On his part, the coordinator of the UNHCR programme in Sardauna local government who spearheaded the distribution exercise in collaboration with the Local Emergency Management Agency( LEMA) also appreciated the kind gesture from the Taraba State Government in putting smiles on the faces of the people.
He also commended the effort of the Caretaker Chairman, Hon. Pharm. Oliver Wubon for always availing himself and making sure that the welfare of his people are given utmost priority.
It is pertinent to note that the UNHCR had earlier disclosed that Taraba state is hosting about ten thousand refugees with a high percentage in Sardauna Local Government Area due to its proximity to the border.
At present, there are about four refugee camps in the Local Government namely; Maisamari, Mbamnga, Yerimaru and Gembu.
There is no doubt that the decision of the Taraba State government to provide the relief materials at this time will go a long way in bringing succor to the hardship faced by the people.