Christmas: Obi celebrates with displaced persons in camp
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Christmas: Obi celebrates with displaced persons in camp

By Our Correspondent

Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party, on Sunday, called on the Federal Government to resettle Internally Displaced People (IDP) currently living in camps.

Obi made the call while celebrating Christmas with displaced people at IDP camp in Abagana, Makurdi Benue State.

He told them that their plight would not continue, adding that they should have hope of returning to their ancestral homes soon.

“As long as you remain here in the camp, Nigeria is not doing well.

“It is my desire that you will leave this camp and continue to do what you know best to do, which is farming.

“As long as you remain in the IDP camp, Nigeria is in camp,” Obi said.

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He expressed joy at celebrating Christmas with them and donated N3 million to them.

The Presidential hopeful lamented that he was unhappy to see fellow Nigerians camped against their wishes in IDP camps.

Welcoming Obi, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr Emmanuel Shior praised him for identifying with the plight of the IDPs.

Shior said that Obi was the only presidential candidate that had visited and celebrated Christmas with the IDPs.

He said that there are 12 officially recognised IPD camps in the state State.

There are also seven unofficial camps hosting thousands of displaced persons.




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