From Andrew Ajijah, Jos
Fidelity Bank has donated relief materials to the Plateau State Government for victims of attacks in Mangu and other local government areas of the state.
Regional Head, North Central zone of the bank, Mr Sadi Zawiya, who presented the relief materials to the state government, on behalf of the bank, said the gesture was aimed at alleviating the suffering of the displaced persons in the state.
Zawiya added that gesture was part of their corporate social responsibility having recognised that their success is intimately tied to the well-being of their host communities.
He prayed for peace to return to the affected areas, adding that the bank as it had done in the past, would continue to support people who are in dire need in the state.
Receiving the items on behalf of the state government, Deputy Governor, Mrs Josephine Piyo, thanked the bank for the donation.
She decried the rising spate of insecurity in the state, leading to loss of lives and property.
Mrs Piyo, who described the bank as a humanitarian bank due to the numerous support and contributions it has made in the past.
The Deputy Governor promised to ensure that the items get to the affected victims.
She assured that the current administration was working towards ending the circle of killings across the rural communities in the state.
The items donated included: 100 mattresses, 100 blankets, 100 mats, 120 buckets, 300 cups, 150 bags of 25kg rice and 155 bags of maize flour.
Others were: 20 bags of garri, 50 cartons of oil, 20 cartons of powdered milk, 5 bags of slippers, and 25 bags of salt.
The rest were: 20 cartons of maggi, 20 bags of sugar, 5 cartons of lipton, 60 cartons washing soap, and 40 cartons of detergent among others.