Bishop Martin Olorunmolu of the Catholic Diocese of Lokoja has called on government to look into the plight of flood victims who are still in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps.
Bishop Olorunmolu made the call during his visit to Okumi – Banda IDP in Lokoja local government on Wednesday.
He said though the floods has receded, many displaced families are still in IDP camps, and need continuous support from government, organizations and individuals.
No less than 50 families of about 80 individuals are still in Okumi – Banda IDP camp when Bishop Olorunmolu visited.
Bishop Olorunmolu prayed for them and urged the displaced families to keep their trust in God.
He wished them well for the Christmas and happy new year.
The Catholic Bishop donated 10 bags of 50kg rice, 25 cartons of Indomie, 25 packs of 5kg semo vita.
The visit was facilitated by Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) and sponsored by Bishop Olorunmolu.
JDPC Coordinator for Lokoja Diocese, Rev Fr. Austin Okafor, who was on the team, expressed gratitude to Bishop Olorunmolu for extending God’s love to the needy during the Christmas season.