July 18, 2022
Benue State Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPS) camps have recorded an increase in births from January to July this year, with over 80 children given birth to.
Executive secretary of the Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr. Emmanuel Shior, who made the disclosure in Makurdi at the weekend, while distributing food and non-food materials to IDP’s across the state, noted that the agency has no right to regulate child birth.
The SEMA boss who denied receiving any donation from the minister of special duties and intergovernmental affairs, Senator George Akume for the IDP’s in the state, urged members of the public to disregard such social media reports.
He pointed out that SEMA remains the coordinating body and advised anyone or group intending to donate materials to IDP’sto involve the agency, because an official report is usually written to appropriate quarters for record purposes.