Peter Obi Donates N3 Million To Benue IDPs

Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, (LP), has condemned the continuous stay of Nigerians in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp and donated N3 million to them.

The LP presidential candidate who stated this on Sunday, at the IDP camp in Abagana, Makurdi Local Government Area, when he visited Benue state to celebrate Christmas with the occupants said Nigerians should not be living like refugees in their country.

Obi said, “I decided that today, I will be in Kogi and Benue to celebrate with people in IDP camps. Nigerians should not be living in the camps in their country.

“So I am appealing to the federal government, whatever it takes to ensure Nigerians don’t live as refugees in their country must be done.

“I assure you, that the next government, as we progress, we will ensure that this does not continue. Today, we are here just to tell you to remain faithful, remain prayerful, keep all your hope in God.

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“What you are passing through is what Nigeria is passing through. What affects you affects everyone in Not Beria. We cannot say we are doing well when you are here.

“As long as you remain here, Nigeria is not doing well. It is when you leave and you are in your homes, farming and doing what you are supposed to do to help Nigeria become productive that Nigeria will she proud to say we are Nigerians.

“As long as you remain in IDP camp, Nigeria is in IDP camp. So I have come here to celebrate with you. I am pained that Nigerians are in camp. You are in camp and we are also in camp because if you were in your homes today, I would have been in my home but since you are here, we can’t continue to celebrate. This is what we portray as a country,” he said.

Emmanuel Shior, the Executive Secretary Benue State Emergency Management Agency, (SEMA) while responding, appreciated Obi for the show of love for the IDPs in Benue and promised that the state will continue to pray for him as he moves round the country to canvass for votes.

Recall that Mr Obi was in the state recently where he visited Daudu 1 and also donated relief items to them.

Shior who thanked Mr Obi for celebrating Christmas with the IDPs and for encouraging and giving hope to the over 10,000 IDPs housed at the Abagana camp, prayed God to grant him his desires to rule the country.