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VSF Disburses N4.1 Million To Borno IDPs Pregnant Women

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza
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The Victims Support Fund (VSF) has disbursed a total of N4.1 million to 410 pregnant Internally Displaced women (IDPs) in various camps of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital to improve their living conditions.

Director of VSF, Prof. Sunday Ochoche said the donation was in support of the vulnerable being resettled by the Borno state government and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in various camps, because of Boko Haram insurgency that displaced over more than 1.5 million people.

Presenting the cash donation at the Multi-Purpose Hall of Government House in Maiduguri, Prof. Ochoche said that the assistance of N4.1 was to supplement the dignity kits which were distributed earlier by NEMA to 410 pregnant women.

His words: “This cash donation to these pregnant women including those who have just given birth is to augument what NEMA has already done pointing out that we were unable to be in Maiduguri for the distribution of dignity kits to these pregnant women.

He recalled how the late Deputy Governor, Zanna Mustapha was constantly hammering on how to improve the living conditions of IDPs, particularly, the pregnant women , who are the most vulnerable among the displaced persons in Borno state.”

“The issues around the victims of Boko Haram needed to be addressed as quickly as possible, so that the sufferings and shocks of traumas could be reduced to the barest level, before the IDPs could return to their respective communities in the state.”he said.

He also said the late deputy governor had been keeping the VSF on its toes, so that all the displaced persons in various campscould be settled comfortably, before they return to their communities to continue with their normal lives.

Speaking on behalf of the pregnant women, Hajiya Amina Mohammed thanked VSF for its support and assistance, which have improved their conditions in camps to be not only safe, but also comfortable without any complication when giving births.

She prayed for the quick end of the Boko haram insurgency so that they could go back to living their normal lives.