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Yesterday Saturday, ‘MMM- Nigeria’, a community of mutual financial
aid and donations, donated relief materials worth N5 million
to two Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the Federal Capital

There were reports from News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the gesture was part of the community’s humanitarian week tagged
‘MMM cares’ to mark its one year anniversary.

The Gwoza and Bama IDP Camp located in Durumi area and the New
Kuchingoro IDP camp were the two beneficiaries of the relief materials.

Bags of rice, beans, garri, as well as cartoons of beverages and noodles, were some of the items donated the group.

The group also donated clothing, drugs, and educational materials for the pupils among them.

Mr Seyi Bello, a Guilder in the ‘MMM Community’ said the donation was
motivated the desire  of the group to affect the society positively,
especially the less-privileged.

“We are marking our first year anniversary and we have decided to come
and celebrate it with our brothers, mothers and children in the camp.

“As a community, we do not only provide help to our members, we also
extend that to the larger society as part of our social responsibility.

“In these times of economic challenges, the IDPs are the ones that need
help and support more than any other person; that is why we visited them
today,” he said.

Bello explained that besides providing help and donations to its
members, humanitarian service was a flagship programme of the group.

He said that the relief items were bought from free-will donations of members in their quest to touch lives positively.

He said: “The N5 million was raised from voluntary donations members in the FCT.

“That is what defines us as a community of people providing financial
help to each other on the principle of reciprocity and benevolence.

“In MMM there are no lenders and no debtors. One participant asks for help, another one helps.’’

Daily Trust also reported that Mr Enoch Yohanna, General Secretary of the IDP camp at New Kuchingoro,
who received the items, expressed gratitude for the gesture which he
described as `timely.’

“The Christmas season is very close; we thank MMM-Nigeria for bringing these items to us.

“We hope to share them satisfactorily among us for everybody to be happy and have a happy Christmas celebration, “he said.

It was reported by  NAN that the visit to the IDPs camps was preceded a two-hour
environmental sanitation members of the group on Nyanya/Mararaba
route, a suburb of the FCT.

Members of the group came out in their numbers to clear garbage from drainages and streets in the area.

Source: NAN, Daily Trust

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