The wife of the Benue State Governor, Mrs Eunice Ortom, has donated food items, clothes and cash gifts to 345 Internally Displaced Persons and widows from Agatu and 22 other local government areas for Christmas celebration.
The gesture, according to Mrs Ortom, is to lend a helping hand to displaced and indigent people who may not be able to afford food for their families due to their condition of displacement.
Mrs Ortom and women leaders from 22 local government areas had earlier met to discuss the conditions of the over 340 displaced women, widows and those living with disabilities.
She encouraged the women to be strong and explore every opportunity to add value to their lives.
She thereafter, announced the donation of the food items, wrappers and cash gifts.
After the meeting with the women leaders, Mrs Ortom made the official presentation of the items to the beneficiaries. One after the other, she presented the IDPs with bags of rice and wrappers.
The coordinator of the displaced women, widows and those living with physical challenges from Agatu, Mrs Deborah Inalegwu, thanked the First Lady for intervening in the lives of the vulnerable groups in the society and for reaching out to the needy during Christmas.
Most of the beneficiaries most have a shot at celebrating Christmas with their families, as they had lost their homes, farm produce and bread winners to the 2016 herdsmen attacks.