RMTIMENG—The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Sokoto chapter has donated assorted items to 50 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the State.
The beneficiaries included widows and orphans, some of whom the women birthed at the camps.
Among items distributed were clothing material, soaps, kitchen
utensils, and sundry household effects.
Speaking during the distribution of the items to the beneficiaries,
NAWOJ Sokoto Chairperson, Hajiya Rakiya Muhammad, said the association deemed it necessary to contribute towards alleviating the plight of women forced to flee their places of habitual residence and living in internal displacement.
Also speaking, NAWOJ Zonal Secretary Hajiya Rabi Gwadabawa urged well-meaning individuals and organisations to boost efforts in
assisting IDPs and other less-privileged people in society.
Ummu Aisha, who spoke on behalf of other beneficiaries, said banditry attacks on their communities in Sabon Birni and Rabah in Sokoto Sate as well as some communities in Zamfara forced them to flee their homes.
“I lost my husband and everything during the banditry attack, leaving
my children and me with nothing,” she lamented.
“We are grateful to the women journalists in Sokoto for donating these valuable items to us. We appeal to others to emulate this thoughtful gesture and assist us in having a sustainable means of livelihood.”