FCTA to provide better services for IDPs

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has promised to provide better social amenities and medical consumables for more than 26, 000 internally displaced persons from the North-east and North western parts of the country who took refuge in the capital territory.

FCT Minister, Mallam Mohammed Musa Bello, who gave the assurance Thursday in Abuja, decried the growing number of displaced persons seeking refuge in the territory but assured that better services would be provided for them to assuage their suffering.

The minister spoke during the presentation of several relief materials donated by the leadership of the National Assembly, led by the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawal to the Wasa District IDP Camp located at the southern end of Abuja.

Mallam Bello said Abuja has 24 makeshift camps for internally displaced persons located in different parts of the city with a total population of more than 56,000 people, including children who require education and better health care services.
He said the FCTA has done everything within available resources to make the stay of the displaced persons comfortable but regretted that the numbers kept rising and increasing the demand on available resources.

The minister thanked the leadership of the National Assembly for presenting different types of food items, such as bags of rice, beans, cartons of Noddles and yams among others to the IDPs stating that the donation will go a long way to compliment the efforts of the FCT Administration to provide relief for the displeased persons.

A spokesman of the camp, Alhaji Mohammed, who received the items on behalf of the displaced persons, thanked the government and the National Assembly leadership for the gesture.