The Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi yesterday the 26th of December 2022 in the spirit of the festive season decided to celebrate this year’s Christmas with displaced Nigerians in IDP Camps in Benue State and Christians in Kogi State.
Mr Obi while speaking in Benue IDPs camp yesterday said it is worrisome about the continuous stay of Nigerians in internally displaced persons camps across the country saying that Nigerians should not be living in the camps in their country.
The LP Presidential candidate also pledged a support of three million naira to the IDPs in Benue.
In his words he said…
“I decided that today, I will be in Kogi and Benue to celebrate with people in IDPs camps. Nigerians should not be living in the camps in their country.
“So, I am appealing to the Federal Government, whatever it takes to ensure Nigerians don’t live as refugees in their country must be done.
“I assure you that the next government, as we progress, we will ensure this does not continue. Today, we are here just to tell you to remain faithful, remain prayerful, keep all your hope in God.
“What you are passing through is what Nigeria is passing through. What affects you affects everyone. We cannot say we are doing well when you are here.
“As long as you remain here, Nigeria is not doing well. It is when you leave and you are in your homes, farming and doing what you are supposed to do to help Nigeria become productive that Nigeria will be proud to say we are Nigerians.