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Foundation donates relief materials to Adamawa IDPs

Foundation donates relief materials to Adamawa IDPs
June 22
19:46 2017

The Red Star Foundation, a non-governmental organisation has donated relief materials and foodstuff to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Malkohi camp, Adamawa state.

The camp is located about 40 kilometers away from Yola, the state capital.

The foundation donated 30 bags of grains including rice, beans, maize, guinea corns; 10 bags of sugar and salt; 24 cartons of noodles; 5 gallons of vegetable oil; beverages and 8 boxes of clothes.

Presenting the materials in Yola, Aminu Dangana, leader of delegation and director, Red Star Express Plc, disclosed that the company, through the foundation, came all the way from Lagos to identify and show concern with the IDPs.


“Our presence here is not only to present this donation but to show concern about the plight of the people. With the turnout today and what we have seen here, we will not stop here. We will mobilise others on the need to support government in assisting you and making your stay comfortable in the camp,” Dangana said.

Explaining the rationale behind the donation, Tonye Preghafi, divisional managing director of Red Star Freight and president of the Red Star Foundation,  said” “it is a way of giving back to the society”.

He said the foundation had continued to play a major role in alleviating the needs of the people in its immediate society.


“The foundation runs the ‘I care project’ in which the staff of the company and their friends contribute to give back to the society. This is part of what we are doing here today as all these materials were put together by the staff. Also, we have a scholarship scheme for indigent students currently running in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano,” Preghafi said.

“We are not stopping here. We will do more as the year runs by. The company is 25 years this year. In our consistent tradition, we will be moving round to contribute our own quota in alleviating needs.”

Abdullahi Yakubu, an official of the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), who received the donation in the presence of theIDPs, thanked the company for the gesture.

He said the items would be put to judicious use.


“In this camp, all donations are presented in presence of all the IDPs like we have witnessed today. Immediately the donations are made, the IDPs take charge by themselves,” Yakubu said.

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