An initiative of the Action to Yield Aid to Hopeful Adult and the Young (AYAHAY) Foundation, #GIFTBASKETNG, has donated relief materials worth N3 million to residents of Chibok, Borno state, as part of their effort to support those affected by Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast.
Speaking during the official presentation of gifts yesterday in Abuja, the Secretary of the Foundation, Aisha Awgie-Kuta, informed that the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) intends to provide succour to victims of various attacks by the insurgents and disasters in the region.
She further said: “We raised around N3 million to procure all the items. We definitely intend to replicate this gesture in other affected communities as much as we can and the donation comes in.”
The Coordinator of the Foundation in charge of distributing the relief items, Mohammed Aliyu said, “Some of the statistics we have with regard to the situation in the states of Adamawa, Benue, Borno,
Kaduna, Nasarawa, Taraba and Yobe, are gruesome and heart-breaking, hence have motivated our team to rally together to promote this cause.
“Nigerians from all works of life donated items ranging from bags of rice, sugar, milk, clothes, toiletries etc. to #GIFTBASKETNG,” Aliyu said.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Chibok community, Tsambido Hosea Abana, Chairman of Chibok community in Abuja, tasked the Federal Government on the need to provide more security to the area and called for the release of the abducted Chibok girls.
“My number one wish is for the girls to come out of captivity today and all other thing should follow. I am optimistic the girls will come out of captivity alive since they are still alive after three months of their kidnap. They will surely come out because I know they are alive,” the Chairman said.