The T200 Foundation that focused on feeding of the needy in the society, has organized feast for 7,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the EYN/CAN Camp in Maiduguri.
Speaking at the ceremony on Tuesday in Maiduguri, the Executive Director of the Non Governmental Organisation, Mr Emmanuel Nnamdi Osadebay, said the foundation provided cooked meal, assorted food items to support the 4,195 children, 1,555 women and 1,250 men in the camp.
Osadebay said that the foundation established with specific focus in feeding the needy in the society, started in Abuja where it feed 2,000 displaced persons and now 7,000 in Maiduguri before moving to Zamfara.
“We are here today as part of effort to address SDG agenda two on hunger.
“We have the IDPs issue in Borno and we are here to add value on the issue because as a nation we can leave everything about fighting hunger to government. We are here to feed the hungry and eliminate hunger,” Osadebay said.
Also speaking, the National Secretary and Legal Adviser of the foundation, noted the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report that highlighted alarming poverty rate in the country, which he said prompted organisation to intervene in it’s own way to alleviate the suffering of the people.
In his remarks, the Camp Manager, Dala Yaro lauded the support and urged other organisations to emulate the gesture.
Yaro said that the measures taken by the foundation which also included dancing competition and education quiz for children has brightened the mood of residents and host communities.
Joseph Buba, Elizabeth Musa and Fatima Danjuma who are among beneficiaries that spoke, expressed gratitude for intervention which they said has reached everyone in the camp.