The Benue State Government is planning to partner relevant agencies in Nigeria with the aim of strengthening the capacity of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and prepare the minds of the victims of farmers/herders crisis to recover from their losses.
Wife of the State Governor, Eunice Ortom made this known last weekend after paying a visit to camps of persons displaced by the farmers/herders crisis in Agatu, Tarka and Buruku Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
She explained that the State Government in partnership with the relevant agencies intends to hold a series of workshops aimed at strengthening the capacity of the IDPs to be resilient and self reliant.
In a statement issued by the Press Coordinator to the First Lady of the State, Shima Clement, and issued to newsmen in Makurdi yesterday, indicated that the workshops would be on humanitarian system.
Mrs. Ortom stressed that her office decided to package the workshop because a strong response after crisis is key to recovery from the agony and shock of such incidences.
The First Lady particularly noted that women were worst hit during crisis as they lose tools that help them earn incomes as well as husbands and children.
She also informed the IDPs that her visit was to identify with them in their trying moments as well as show concern about their plight, praying God to provide succour to them.
According to her, the cries of the victims have reached the ears of the entire world and she was confident that soon aid would come to them, even as she commended the efforts of the federal and state governments in tendering to their needs.
While commiserating with the IDPs over the loss of their loved ones and loss of homes and farmlands, the Governor’s wife prayed God to provide a lasting solution to the crisis.