Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil, delivered the relief
materials from the wife of the President to the internally displaced
people from Damboa, Gwoza and Bama, among other towns in the
North-East when he visited IDPs camps in Biu and Gombe.
The Emir of Biu, Mai Umar Aliyu, while receiving the Minister at
his palace, commended President Goodluck Jonathan and the Federal Government for coming to the aid of the displaced persons “We commend our President for his speedy response in this emergency. We commend our son, the minister of power, who though out of the country made adequate provisions for the displaced. We appreciate their concerns for us in this trying period,” the emir said.
The minister also thanked the Emir and the emirate Council for
their support for the Federal Government in the fight against the
insurgency. He praised the people of Biu for playing host to the
displaced people of Damboa.
Wakil, who was accompanied by a member of the Presidential
Committee on the Distribution of Relief Materials to the North-East
states, Bashir Maidugu, toured camps in Biu and Gombe.
Delivering the message of Patience, the minister told the displaced
people that Mrs. Jonathan emphatised with all victims of Boko
Haram attacks and that the relief materials were meant to meet the
immediate needs of the refugees.
“The President’s wife, as a mother of the nation, identified with my
people in this trying times. She asked me to tell you that she
shared your pain and she prayed that Almighty God would touch
the hearts of the insurgents to lay down their arms and embrace
peace,” Wakil said.