Nigerian Afro-pop superstar, Innocent Idibia, better known as 2face, has donated the sum of N3.5m to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs,
The donation was made through United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, in Lagos
Speaking at the presentation of the cheque in Lagos, 2face said that he was deeply moved when he visited IDPs camps in the North-East.
He said, “The conditions in which I met the internally displaced persons when I visited their various camps were terrible. The 2Face Foundation has therefore decided to enter into a partnership with the UNHCR to see how we can help put smiles on the faces of these persons. My foundation is today presenting this cheque to the UNHCR to support it in its operations of alleviating the sufferings of these IDPs,”
The UNHCR’s Acting Country Representative to Nigeria, Ms Brigitte Mukango-Eno, who thanked the music star for his kind gesture called for more of such supports to enable her agency touch lives of displaced persons in the North East.
Mukango-Eno, said “We sincerely want to express the gratitude of the UNHCR to 2Face. This is a right step toward our private sector following. Over these years, it has become important for us, as an organisation, to depend on the private sector, for us to be able to meet our responsibilities. 2Face has scored a very important goal by discovering the UNHCR Office within the UN system”
He further stated that “We want to use this opportunity to appeal to other private Nigerians and philanthropists to emulate this gesture by the 2Face Foundation in alleviating the conditions of the IDPs in the North East.”
We pray God to bless 2Baba and also appeal to other well meaning Nigerians to emulate this worthy example.