Benue IDPs Get Food Packs from Fidelity Bank
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
Over 1,200 food packs have been distributed by Fidelity Bank Plc to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Makurdi, Benue State.
The items were shared with the vulnerable persons on Thursday, August 10, 2023, at the IDP Camp in the Federal Housing Estate in North Bank, Benue State.
The food packs were given to the IDPs in partnership with the Hyacinth Alia Foundation and the Benue State Emergency Management Agency (BESEMA).
The financial institution explained that it partook in this gesture as part of its ongoing commitment to eliminate hunger among vulnerable persons in society.
The Divisional Head of Brand and Communications at Fidelity Bank, Mr Meksley Nwagboh, noted that the Fidelity Food Bank is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of the lender designed to reach out to vulnerable persons and reduce the effect of hunger.
“The vision of the bank is to reach out to the less privileged communities through our partner organisations who identify with these communities. In Benue State, we are partnering with the State Government through the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).
“So, as I speak with you, over 24,000 Fidelity food packs have been distributed to communities across the country to help cushion the effect of hunger, which has become a global issue,” he stated.
Commenting on the initiative, the Special Adviser to the Benue State Governor on Innovation Strategies, Special Duties, Development, Policy, and Planning, Mr Fidelis Unongo, commended Fidelity Bank for their donation and also appealed to IDPs to exercise patience, noting that the Governor is aware of their requests and is working to ensure that they get settled back to their ancestral homes.
On his part, the Chairman of the IDP Camp, Mr Abraham Tar, who spoke in Tiv, commended Fidelity Bank for their kind gesture and promised to ensure that the items donated get to the desired beneficiaries even as he appealed to donors to also look into the health condition of the IDPs, especially women and children.
Some of the beneficiaries, Msurshima Kunde, Comfort Lorfa, and Terundu Shima, applauded Fidelity Bank for their kind gesture and appealed for increased health services at the camp to enable them to access quality healthcare services.