2Face donates N3.5 million to help persons displaced by Boko Haram

Tuface Idibia
Tuface Idibia

Nigerian music star, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as “2Face,” on Monday presented a cheque of N3.5million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR.

2Face, who made the presentation to UNHCR in Lagos, said that he was particularly touched when he visited camps of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in north-eastern Nigeria recently.

The Nigerian music artist said that he was donating the money to the agency to assist it in alleviating the living conditions of the IDPs, who had been subjected to harrowing experiences in the various camps.

“The conditions I met the internally displaced persons, when I visited their various camps were terrible. They were really terrible.

“The 2Face Foundation has, therefore, decided to enter into 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,” he said.

The singer called on other well-meaning Nigerians to support the international organisation in its effort at protecting the millions of Nigerians in the various camps.

He said that it had become obvious that the agency and government alone would not be able to address the current socio-economic problems facing the IDPs.

The UNHCR’s Acting Country Representative to Nigeria, Brigitte Mukango-Eno, commended 2Face for the humanitarian gesture, adding that her Agency currently needed public support for its operations in the north-east.

Ms. Mukango-Eno, who was represented UNHCR’s External and Donor Relations Officer, Hanson Tamfu, said that the activities of Boko Haram in the north- east had overstretched the agency’s financial base.

“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.

“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,’’ she said.

According to her, the UN Refugee Agency, currently responds to the needs of more than 1.8 million internally displaced persons in Nigeria.

(NAN)


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  • Africa

    Well done!

  • Maria

    You are great man…. Instead of these P-square to help less privileged…they daily post pictures of their mansion on FB to oppress their poor followers.

    • Otile

      Omo baba imam, how market?

    • Abe Lawrence

      Nice comment

  • Dawood

    Now you’re talking. Action speaks louder than words, my broda. I’m glad you’re slowly coming to your senses. Roaming the streets of Nigeria with Biafraudsters, thieves, looters, and assorted pot-bellied criminals to protest Buhari was bone-headed. I’m glad you changed your mind on that. Next thing you need to do, eh, is to persuade Akpabio, Jonathan, Mama Piss, and all the other PDP criminals to visit the IDP camp and see the result of their thievery. May be Jonathan will take a break from his useless schedule of running around the world smiling and collecting useless awards, and come commiserate with victims of his administration’s criminality.

    • AryLoyds

      So tell me how your so called thievery in the south south causes bokoharam in north east ,rather than blame Islam and your selfish leaders in the north you are claiming to be a wise man. Dawood my asssss!

    • smart G

      The Northern patrons of Boko Haram was the reason why Dasuki was alleged to have embezzled money.
      Too much money in the fight meanwhile they blocked access to arms sales

  • Ola

    Femi Kuti started this and with 2Face following suit, I hope other entertainers who claim they have too much money can start supporting government to move our nation forward rather than join those who created the problems in the first place to lament.

    I wait to hear from our wealthy Pentecostal Pastors, Imams , Clergy , Organized Labor, Traditional rulers (who love to always visit the Presidency for whatever I don’t know), to show their hands in donating their widows might to help fellow Nigerian alleviate their plight where ever they may be.

  • Ismail Musa

    Tubaba. You a True Baba for this philanthropic effort. May God be with You and reward you in many folds.

  • thusspokez

    Recall that this man (in the ‘chicken shirt’) chickened out in his planned protest against the government. And it was bad for his image, but in showbiz, every publicity is good publicity.

    To salvage the bad publicity, he makes donation of N3.5 million — I don’t know how much that is, maybe $1,000? –, gullible Nigerians are singing him praises, others are comparing him to Fela! How about 2Face for President in 2019?

  • smart G

    Waooo 1000 cartons of Indomie. This will go a long way. Where are the other 60 million rich Nigerians?