The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Wednesday, donated foodstuffs and plastic pails to the internally displaced persons camping in Abuja.
NSE officials led by their president, Engr. Ademola Isaac Olorunfemi, presented yam tubers, bags of rice, beverage tins, onion and fish to the displaced persons in New Kuchigoro camp, near Games Village, Abuja.
Olorunfemi said engineers are human beings so they are also touched by the conditions of the displaced persons.
“Government can’t do it alone. It’s to complement what government is doing. It’s part of our corporate social responsibility,” he told the displaced persons and officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) present.
He said NSE in collaboration with NEMA is doing needs assessment to come up with what the professional body can do to help the displaced persons.
Leader of women in the camp Ladi Mathias and the men’s leader Stephen Yakubu, who received the foodstuffs, expressed gratitude to the engineers.
NEMA official,who monitored the donation, Mr Bitrus Samuel, thanked NSE for its gesture.