Katsina State’s Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp resonated with joy as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) generously distributed essential food items and relief materials to those in need.
According to reports from Politics Nigeria, ASUU extended its support by contributing food supplies and relief items to a total of 320 displaced individuals residing in the camp.
During a heartfelt address at the camp, ASUU’s President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, represented by Dr. Alkali Lawali, a national resource person within the union, emphasized ASUU’s unwavering commitment to standing with the most vulnerable in society, especially IDPs scattered across the nation.
Osodeke explained that the items, consisting of rice, beans, groundnut oil, spaghetti, and other essential provisions, aimed to alleviate the hardships faced by many IDPs. He also highlighted that ASUU had recently made similar charitable contributions in various parts of the country.
Nonetheless, the ASUU President expressed deep concern regarding the persistent security challenges plaguing the nation, preventing numerous IDPs from returning to their homelands. He expressed the union’s hope that, with former President Muhammadu Buhari’s background as a retired military officer, these issues would have been resolved.
Osodeke emphasized that the IDP crisis reveals significant leadership challenges in the country, and he urged the current Federal Government, led by President Bola Tinubu, to take swift and effective measures to address the security situation. This, he believed, would enable IDPs to return to their communities and resume their normal lives.