BY NSAN NDOMA-NEJI,CALABAR.
Cross River State governor Senator Bassey Edet Otu yesterday distributed 600 bags of rice to two camps where Internally displaced People IDPs reside.
The palliatives distribution brought out joy, prompting jubilation from both IDPs camps of Obutong and Ikot Effion IDP camps, in Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State yesterday.
National Coordinator of Bakassi Returnees and chairman, Camp Management Committee, Prince Asim-Joseph Inyang, lauded president Bola Ahmed Tinubu and state governor, Senator Bassey Edet Otu, for the show of love stressing they have reasons to celebrate for the show of love by the Governent as no past government ever cared for thier welfare talkless of giving a grain of rice to them.
The IDPs expressed joy and happiness over the distribution of the bags of rice given to the Internally displaced IDPs stressing that thei bags of rice released to would go along way to taking care of hunger situation that hit both IDP camps.
Inyang, who stressed that he was passionate about the welfare of the IDPs, explained that the joy of receiving government palliative was the purpose of the celebration.
He chaistised the previous administration for failing to care for welfare of internally displaced persons with regards to food insecurity, urging the Governent to do more as especially now that everyone is making preparation ahead of the yuletide stressing that like Oliver Twist they appealed for more.
” We are celebrating because of the food security which we are privileged to have despite . No man in his right frame of mind would fail to jubilate if food is made available to him at a time that he has almost lost hope.
“Due the happiness,the IDPs asked me to hire a vehicle that can take them to Càlabar to show appreciation to go the state and federal government for thier act of magnanimity. It’s the reason you see almost every one jubilating in these camps .
“We are happy that he has given us palliative, our expectation is that the governor would still remember us, during the Xmass and new year period.
“We have been pained by the economic hard time faced by us in the camps. We will be happy if the governor can find time to pay us a visit, to see for himself what we are passing through” .He appealed
Also Speaking, Women Leader of Bakassi Ekpri Obutong Returnees camp Blessing Eyo, canvasses for job creation for thier males counterpart so that they can become fe d for themselves rather that idle so that they can become useful to themselves and spouses.