The Arab Republic of Egypt on Sunday donated food items for the upkeep of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno.
The Egyptian Ambassador in Nigeria, Mr Ahmed Salama, presented the items to the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mamman Durkwa, at a ceremony in Maiduguri.
Salama explained that the donation was aimed at providing succour to the IDPs.
“The donation was authorised by Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of the Al-Azhar institution in Cairo, after his visit to Nigeria last May.
“It is part of our contribution towards the welfare of brothers and sisters here,’’ he said.
He promised that similar donations would be made to Adamawa and Yobe, who he noted, were equally faced with the problem of insurgencies and IDPs.
Responding, Durkwa thanked the doors for the items, and promised judicious use of them.
He appealed to other countries to emulate the gesture by donating food and other materials for the upkeep of the IDPs. (NAN)