BY ABDULGAFAR OLADIMEJI, Kano
Former Super skipper, Kanu Nwankwo has decried the neglect of Internally Displaced Persons(IDP) by all strata of political office holders in exception of Federal Government.
According to him, the issue of IDP in Nigeria is been played low, he said, the challenge pose by those displaced across the country is been accorded less attention leading to poor nutrition, environmental unfriendliness, lack of access to education and sexual harassment.
Kanu appealed to Nigerians to arise and confront the IDP predicament, politicians, musicians, sportsmen and women, we must all arise and face the challenge of IDP’s in Nigeria, he said.
The retired soccer phenomenon, who led African Legends against Kano Pillars in a novelty match organized to create awareness on IDP’s denounce, what he described as uncharitable attitude to IDP’s by philanthropic groups.
He chastise those assigned with the responsibility to address the IDP crisis for allegedly refraining from exposing the true challenges associated with IDP’s, urging for a wide campaign to educate and create awareness on issues bordering around the challenges caused by the dilemma of IDP’s.
Kanu who led an array of retired African football legends to honor the match tagged Match For IDP’s said there is the need to rise awareness on the situation concerning IDP’s in Nigeria.
Among the arrays of retired football stars that storm the ancient city of Kano to star in the match are, the former captain Senegal, Teranga Lions, El Hadji Diouf, his South Africa and Zimbabwean counterparts Aaron Mokoena and Benjamin Nwanruwari, respectively, ex Nigerians internationals, Daniel Amokachi, Mutiu Adepoju, Tijjani Babangida, Garba Lawal, and Yaro Yaro all featured in the game, which ended 2-1 in favor of Kano Pillars.