non-governmental organisation (NGO), Pan-African Youths for Societal Development (PAYSOD), yesterday, distributed not less than 350 cardigans to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and vulnerable children in Kaduna metropolis to ward off the biting harmattan cold.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the cardigans were distributed to inmates of Rafin Guza IDP camp in Kaduna, being supervised by Fisabilillah Orphanage Foundation.
NAN also reports that the NGO distributed detergents, clothes, head warmers and socks to some vulnerable children being cared for by All in Islam Foundation in Kaduna.
Chairman of Fisabilillah Orphanage Foundation, Mallam Abubakar Tijjani, thanked the NGO for the gesture and called on government at all levels to look into the challenges and hardships faced by IDPs across the country.
He said such interventions were necessary to enable the IDPs return to their normal lives.
Earlier, Kaduna Branch Coordinator of PAYSOD, Usman Jere, said the gesture was to enable the IDPs and vulnerable children on the streets of Kaduna to have a sense of belonging.
Jere said the NGO felt the need to distribute the cardigans because the harmattan season was accompanied with harsh temperature that resulted in skin cracks.