Halilu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria while receiving donation of 200 cartons of food items donated to IDPs, by three groups on Thursday in Abuja.
According to him, the challenges often faced by IDPs in camps are mainly centered around inability to access quality healthcare service delivery.
“It is unfortunate that neither our children, nor adults in IDP camps can access medical healthcare facilities at any hospital in Abuja; this has posed serious challenge for us.”
“It is unfortunate that we are faced with the lockdown while Ramadan Kareem is at the corner; I urge government to reach out to us and our children, who are mostly vulnerable Nigerians.
“Let them reach out to us and see for themselves or send delegates, for a population that has been neglected and who cannot access medical care, it is risky,” he added.
Earlier, Mr Dauda Ibrahim-Daura, Executive Secretary of Brand Life Vision Foundation, said that they were at the camp last year to share food items to IDPs during Ramadan.
According to him, we feel that they are the people that need these items the most, which is why we decided to bring them the palliatives.
“Everybody knows we are all experiencing economic hard times not only in Nigeria; it is a global challenge that the world is faced with.
“So, we implore everybody who has the ability to assist to reach out to the IDPs because they are the worst hit by hardship.
“Government is doing its best, but more needs to be done by private organisations to achieve the desired goal in lending helping hands to them.
“50 per cent of our problems in the society will be solved if we go beyond religious and political divide, and show love to IDPs,” Ibrahim said.
Edited By: Kevin Okunzuwa/Maureen Atuonwu (NAN)