The Bayero University Kano (BUK), Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has donated food items, valued over N5 million to Internally Displaced Persons (IPDs) in the North East.
ASUU Chairman, (BUK Chapter), Dr. Ibrahim Barde, who flagged off the donation campaign in Kano, said the gesture was to assist the IDPs to ameliorate their suffering, as they are going through untold hardship at their respective camps in the North East.
According to him, the intervention scheme is also meant to assist and support them in their ongoing plights, which calls for immediate action and intervention from various philanthropists in the country.
Dr. Barde said the “gesture is also part of contributions from different Lecturers in the University, who were tasked by ASUU in order to help the IDPs in the North East.”
Barde, said the gesture was a model developed by the BUK/ASUU chapter in Kano, to be sold to other institutions in the country, stressing that if it succeeds, then it can he spread to Primary, Secondary and tertiary institutions, where teachers would contribute their token.
He added that the union plans to make it a monthly programme.
However, he decried that most people misconstrued ASUU’s agenda, “as they always think that our stock in trade is to embark on strike, which does not represent ASUU’s stand.”
The items includes: 100 bags of millet, 20 bags of sugar, 70 cartoons of Spaghetti, seasoning and vegetable oil.