Army donates foodstuff to orphanages in Plateau


Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a multi-security taskforce, responsible for restoring and maintaining peace in Plateau State has donated foodstuff, detergents and cash to the two orphanage houses in the state.


OPSH made the donation of the items and cash to Plateau State Orphanage Home in Jos North and House of Recab in the Jos South Local Government Areas of the state.


Some of the foodstuff donated by the command included noodles, rice, yam and cooking oil among others.


The command also donated the sum of N150, 000 to House of Recab and N50, 000 to the Plateau State Orphanage Home.


Speaking during the presentation of the items at the Plateau State Orphanage Home in Jos recently, the OPSH Commander, Major General Augustine Agundu said that the command made the donation in order to cushion and ameliorate the effect of hardship the orphans were facing.


Major General Agundu, represented by the OPSH Deputy Commander, ASP Emmanuel Ado also called on companies, organisations and individuals to help the needy, internally displaced persons, widows and less privileged in the society.

He said, “We carry out this exercise as part of social and corporate responsibilities, our mandate now is not only to carry guns and go after criminals, but to also maintain peace in the state by engaging in social responsibilities like donation of relief materials among others.”

In his remarks, the Director, House of Recab, Mr. Sam Akaka urged the command to provide his orphanage home with security to enable orphans under his custody to be sleeping in peace.


He said: “Whenever there is crisis in the state, these orphans don’t sleep in the night because of fear of being attacked. I urge you to deploy your men to enable these children to be sleeping in peace.”

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