On the 1st day of April 2014, Governor Okpezi Ikpeazu was at the Yola IDPs Camp and was received by ADSEMA and NEMA officials at Malkohi IDPs Camp in Yola South Local Government Area where he made known to the people about the purpose of his visit to the State. He said his visit is to rejoice with Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla on his son’s wedding and decided to visit the camp to commiserate with the IDPs over what has happened to them.
He was taken round the camp by ADSEMA and NEMA officials where he donate the sum of N5million Naira to the clinic in the camp to purchase other facilities they are in need of and donated 10 sewing machines to women who were receiving Skill Acquisition Training implemented by Adamawa State Ministry of Women Affairs funded by UNFPA. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu urged the IDPs to take what happened to them as a will of God and assured them that Nigerian Government, Adamawa State Government, International Donors as well as meaning individuals in the state will continue to support them. He commended the efforts of NEMA and UNFPA for the Support and funding they have been rendering to the IDPs
Responding on behalf of the IDPs Mr. Nicolas thanked Governor Okpezi for the kind gesture and prayed for God to continue to bless him.
In the same vein, UNFPA commenced it’s third orientation of beneficiaries of the ongoing Skills Acquisition Training which was organised by UNFPA in collaboration with Adamawa State Planning Commission and Ministry for Women Affairs, where a total number of 300 women and girls are currently benefiting. 150 women from Malkohi and 150 women from NYSC camp respectively. The training they are receiving ranges from soap making, cap knitting, shampoo making, bag weaving and tailoring.
The UNFPA State Programme Officer, Mr. Auwal Abubakar, State Coodenator Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Gladys Dzarma of State Planing Commission were on a monitoring visit to the Camp during the Governor’s visit.