MMM-Nigeria Goes Into Charitable Activities, Donates Relief Materials Worth N5m To IDPs
MMM-Nigeria community on Saturday donated relief materials worth N5 million to two Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the FCT.
According to reports, the gesture was part of the community’s humanitarian week tagged ‘MMM cares’.
This is as the community marks its one year anniversary.
The Gwoza and Bama IDP Camp in Durumi area and the New Kuchingoro IDP camp were the beneficiaries of the relief materials.
Bags of rice, beans, garri, as well as cartoons of beverages and noodles, were some of the items donated by the group.
The MMM-Nigeria group also donated clothing, drugs, and educational materials for the pupils among them.
Spokesman of the group, Mr Seyi Bello, an ‘MMM Community’ Guilder said the donation was motivated by the desire of the group to affect the society positively.
More especially the less-privileged.
“We are marking our first year anniversary and we have decided to come and celebrate it with our brothers, mothers and children in the camp.
“As a community, we do not only provide help to our members, we also extend that to the larger society as part of our social responsibility.
“In these times of economic challenges, the IDPs are the ones that need help and support more than any other person; that is why we visited them today.”
Bello explained that besides providing help and donations to its members, humanitarian service was a flagship programme of the group.
He further stated that the relief items were bought from free-will donations of members in their quest to touch lives positively.
The MMM-Nigeria rep said:
“The N5 million was raised from voluntary donations my members in the FCT.
“That is what defines us as a community of people providing financial help to each other on the principle of reciprocity and benevolence.
“In MMM there are no lenders and no debtors. One participant asks for help, another one helps.’’
Mr. Bello appealed to individuals, groups and corporate bodies to always remember the IDPs across Nigeria.
MMM-Nigeria Donates Relief Materials To IDPs
According to him, government alone would not be able to provide for them adequately.
He urged Nigerians to always extend a hand of help to them to complement what government and other donors are doing.
General Secretary of the IDP camp at New Kuchingoro, Mr. Enoch Yohanna, expressed gratitude for the gesture. who received the items.
Yohanna on receiving the items described the gesture as `timely.’
“The Christmas season is very close; we thank MMM-Nigeria for bringing these items to us.
“We hope to share them satisfactorily among us for everybody to be happy and have a happy Christmas celebration.’’
According to reports, the visit to the IDPs camps by the MMM-Nigeria community was preceded by a two-hour environmental sanitation by members of the group.
The group cleaned up the Nyanya/Mararaba route, a suburb of the FCT.
Members of the group came out in their numbers to clear garbage from drainages and streets in the area.