SEMA boss assures IDPs in Plateau of government support  

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Gov. Caleb Mutfwang 


By Peter Amine

Mr Sunday Abdu, Executive Secretary, Plateau State Emergency Management (SEMA) has assured the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state that government is working towards addressing their needs.




Abdu who gave the assurance on Thursday when he visited the IDP camp in Mangu, Mangu Local Government of Plateau, urged them to be of good behaviour as they wait for the interventions.




The executive secretary told the IDPs that government was doing everything within its powers to nip in the bud, the problems that brought them to their current predicament.




“I want to tell you that this predicament will not last long and I encourage you to be appreciate government, private organisations and individuals for what they have done so far to assist you.




“Government is aware of your challenges and our coming here is to further assess your situation and see what we can do to reduce your sufferings.




“Please be patient, government is working tirelessly to meet your needs and that will be done very soon.




“While you’re here, please stay in peace devoid of any rancour and desist from any acts that are contrary to our norms as Plateau people. Desit from illicit activities like drugs, sex, theft and all what not.




“Be rest assured that government is working hard to address what has caused this disaffection and confusion in our land,’’ he stated.

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Mr Artu Markus, Management Committee Chairman of Mangu Local Government commended SEMA for the role it is playing since the beginning of the unfortunate incident.




Markus assured the people that government is working closely with security agencies, community leaders and relevant groups to ensure that normalcy is restored so that the people would return to their communities.




Mr Markus Gomwesh, Financial Secretary, Mwaghavul Development Association, thanked the state government and promised to pay the medical bills of the IDPs.




“We also thank government for tilling the lands where the crops were mowed by the invaders who want our people to die of starvation.




“We were thinking that the possibility of this people returning to their ancestral homes would be a very big challenge but seeing the tractors recultivating the destroyed farms we have hope,” he said. (NAN)(

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