Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in Borno State yesterday were excited as the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, donated 600 bags of rice to them for their feeding.
Presenting the rice at the Government House, Maiduguri, the branch Comptroller of the CBN, Alhaji Ishaku Ibrahim, said the relief food items were a donation from Mr. Emefiele’s personal savings to vulnerable displaced persons.
Ishaku, who read a statement from the CBN governor, said “Today, my family and I return to this land hitherto renowned as the Home of Peace to make a personal donation of additional 600 bags of rice, from my personal savings, to our vulnerable children and women in the IDPs’ camps”.
“We are happy about the laudable successes that have been recorded in the area of security, but one is deeply concerned about reports of malnourishment from the camps for IDPs”, he said.
Governor Kashim Shettima, who received the donation, thanked Emefiele for his gesture.