The National Directorate of Employment has donated Medicines worth more than N20 million to the IDPs settlements in Yola, Adamawa state.
According to a statement by the deputy director information and public relations, Mr Edmund Onwuliri, the gesture was in continuation of the NDE’s efforts at empowering and ensuring the welfare of IDPs in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria.
He said this was done in collaboration with the Health Partners International Canada and Centre for Women and Adolescent Empowerment.
The medicines were delivered to the Centre by the representative of the Director General, Alhaji Ibrahim Ladan and Dr. Khalid Mannan of the health partners International Canada.
Health Partners International Canada is a humanitarian organization that strives to increase access to medicines and good health in vulnerable communities by working with partner agencies and organizations. The donated medicines consisted mostly life saving drugs for pregnant women and children.
Both the representative of the DG of NDE, Alhaji Ibrahim Ladan and Dr. Khalid Mannan participated in the stocking of the medicines.
They also partook in the medical outreach to the village of Jiri, a 30 minute drive from Yola. They witnessed the medical services provided to the people of Jiri including children, pregnant women, the elderly and young patients. Following the exercise, both Alhaji Ibrahim Ladan and Dr. Khalid Mannan thanked the medical team and the executives of the Centre for Women and Adolescent Empowerment. They also expressed satisfaction with the great work done by the Centre and hoped for a continuous collaboration in the provision of medicines to the IDPs in the State.
The Centre for Women and Adolescents Empowerment is run by Hajiya Asma’u Joda and Professor Bashir Aliyu.
The Centre works with IDPs and helps to empower women through rehabilitation and training in various skills.
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