In a continued effort to combat hunger among the vulnerable population, Fidelity Plc has provided essential sustenance by distributing more than 1,200 food packs to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Makurdi, Benue State.

The noteworthy event, held on Thursday, August 10, 2023, at the IDP Camp within the Federal Housing Estate, North Bank, Benue State, was successfully executed through a collaborative endeavor involving Fidelity Plc, the Hyacinth Alia Foundation, and the Benue State Emergency Management Agency (BESEMA).

Meksley Nwagboh, the Divisional Head of Brand and Communications at Fidelity Bank Plc, expressed the bank’s dedication to addressing hunger and vulnerability through their Fidelity Food Bank initiative, a prominent aspect of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. The initiative aims to provide crucial support to individuals in need and alleviate the impact of hunger in society.

In his words, “The vision of the Bank is to reach out to the less privileged communities through our partner organisations who identify with these communities. In Benue State, we are partnering with the State Government through the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

“So, as I speak with you, over 24,000 Fidelity food packs have been distributed to communities across the country to help cushion the effect of hunger which has become a global issue” he stated.

Commenting on the initiative, the Special Adviser to the Benue State Governor on Innovation Strategies, Special Duties, Development, Policy, and Planning, Fidelis Unongo, commended Fidelity Bank for their donation and also appealed to IDPs to exercise patience, noting that the Governor is aware of their requests and is working to ensure that they get settled back to their ancestral homes.

On his part, the Chairman of the IDP Camp, Abraham Tar who spoke in Tiv, commended Fidelity Bank for their kind gesture and promised to ensure that the items donated gets to the desired beneficiaries even as he appealed to donors to also look into the health condition of the IDPs, especially women and Children.

Some of the beneficiaries, Msurshima Kunde, Comfort Lorfa, and Terundu Shima applauded Fidelity Bank for their kind gesture and appealed for increased health services at the camp to enable them access quality healthcare services.

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