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The Rural Electrification Fund has said that it has made a donation of food and other relief items to victims in the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps in Kogi.

Reports have it that the relief items were handed directly to victims in the IDP camps.

The beneficiaries of the food and other relief items were victims of the IDP camps at Ajaokuta, Lokoja, Ibaji and Koton-Karfe local government areas of the state.

The agency also stated that it has made provision of electricity to the IDP camps and made distribution of life-saving kits to boat riders to enable the security of their passengers in the local government areas.

The Executive Director Rural Electrification Fund, Dr Sanusi Ohiare, while addressing journalists at Adankolo camp in Lokoja on Thursday, revealed that the kind gesture was a reaction to the disaster caused by the flood and which has cost many lives and property in the state.

The project coordinator of the organisation, Malam Kashim Maahi, while speaking on behalf of Ohiare, has revealed that the organisation was dedicated to making provision for relief items and other basic items to IDPs.

“Our mission is not only to provide food for the displaced persons but to also ensure their safety by providing electricity to light up their camps.

“This will provide means for charging their mobile phones to communicate with their family and loved ones.

“We are also providing life-saving kits for boat riders for the safety of their passengers now that boat ferrying has become a major means of transportation in and around the flooded areas,” he said.

He has thanked Yahaya Bello, the Governor of the state, for his effort to manage the disaster at the state level.

He said the support was necessary in the lives of the citizens, but that “it equally defines the purpose of leadership exemplified by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Among the items donated to the victims include 7.5kva electricity generator sets, bags of rice, safety kits and solar device charging systems to the different camps.

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