The Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has donated domestic items worth N2.5 million to internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the Kishngoro camp in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Alhaji Ma’aruf Ahmed, the Operation Manager of the Foundation, disclosed this in an interview with The Renaissance on Monday in Lagos. Ahmed said that the donation was made when management of the Foundation, led by its Executive Director, Prince Sulaiman Olagunju, visited the camp as part of its welfare activities to less privileged and distressed people.
“The management of Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation extend their welfare activity to the IDPs camp in line with one of its mission statements “To care and touch people’s life”. “The exercise which took place in the month of Ramadan, was applauded as it was an eye-opener to subsequent visitations, the manager said.
According to him, the team tour the camp facilities to ascertain the area of needs of the IDPs, with a view to assisting them. “We took a tour of the camp to inspect the facilities available for the IDPs numbering more than 1000 members and look into how to ameliorate the situation.
“Among the facilities inspected are the water system, toilet, and clinic cabin. “The Executive Director promised the leaders of the camp to provide fund for the evacuation of one of the septic tank.
“On the clinic cabin, Prince Olagunju said he would to look into the possibility of equipping it with adequate staffing,” the operation Manager said.
Materials donated to the camp comprised of 30 bags of rice, ten kegs 25 litres of vegetable oil, ten cartons of Ovaltine beverage, ten cartons of milk, ten packs of spaghetti and ten big bags of both new and well dry-cleaned clothes. In other to ensure regular water supply, the foundation provided two high volt batteries to power the solar-powered water system for the conform of the IDPs.
The Renaissance News