Visit to IDP Camp: I didn’t slump, I only sat down—Minister

minister-of-women-affairs-aisha-jummai-alhassanThe Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Jummai Alhassan has said that there was no truth in the media report alleging that she slumped during her two day visit to the Internal Displaced Persons’ camp in Fufore Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Aisha said that though the IDP camp’s store where she visited was very stuffy, she however denied ever collapsing at the store but that she only sat down.

President Muhammadu Buhari had instructed Mama Taraba as fondly called to investigate allegations of human abuse in the IDP camps located in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

Speaking through her director of information, Mallam Hassan Dodo, Mama Taraba said “When I went into the stores to inspect the items, it was quite stuffy and I had to sit down, I even spoke to some press men after the inspection, I am shocked that it was reported that I slumped”.

She said that after the visit she had gone to the government house and held town hall meeting with some women before finally leaving the state, saying, “I don’t know why the media will report something so false”.

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On Monday, the Network of Civil Society Organisations in Borno State, stated that most female members of the Internally Displaced Persons’ camp in the state have turned to prostitution to survive.

Chairman of the CSOs, Ahmed Shehu, said that displaced women and teenagers were engaging in prostitution in order to raise money to feed their families.