The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCRMI), in collaboration with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), today concluded a 2-day free medical outreach for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Lagos area. The outreach programme, which took place at the NCRMI premises in Ikoyi, is part of the multi-agency effort to ameliorate the plight of IDPs who have been displaced from their homes, villages and settlements due to the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents in the North East.
NAF medics were on hand to provide various medicare and drugs. Over 300 insecticide treated mosquito nets were distributed while mass de-worming of children was also carried out. Among those present at the occasion to distribute relief materials to the IDPs was the Acting High Commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago in Nigeria, Mr Garth Lamsee. Others include the Honourable Commissioner for NCRMI, Hajiya Sadiya Umar and the NAF Director of Humanitarian Services, Air Cdre Harold Onyechi.