By Amechi Idumuebor, For Agenda Watchdog, May 7, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – As part of its support for the war efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, the TY Danjuma Foundation, a front line nongovernmental, humanitarian, grant-making organization, has donated relief materials running into millions of naira to 5, 000 persons displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the country’s North-East residing in the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp, in Wassa, Abuja.
T.Y Danjuma Foundation’s donation to the Wassa IDP Camp, which consisted of both food and material items, was supervised by the Social Welfare Network Initiative (SWNI), a non-profit, non-governmental organization that has wide experience working in the North-East, the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency.
Wassa IDP Camp plays host to individuals displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency. Its residents consist of women, children and the elderly, most of who have no source of sustenance. The deplorable conditions of these individuals have been further compounded by the outbreak of the novel COVID-19 in the country.
TY Danjuma Foundation is a private independent Nigerian Philanthropic organisation committed to improving the quality of life of Nigerians, by supporting primarily health and education interventions implemented by Not-for-profit, Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) registered and working in Nigeria.
The Foundation was established in 2009 by Lt. Gen. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, GCON – a retired Nigerian Army Chief of Staff, and an astute and successful businessman. In 2010 The Foundation became fully operational and has continued to make grants.