Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, the founder of the non-governmental organization (NGO) Home for the Needy Foundation, has made a plea to the federal government and kindhearted people to assist the more than 3,000 victims of the Boko Haram insurgency who are seeking safety at the foundation.
The foundation is situated in the Edo State local government area of Ovia North East, in Uhogua.
During a press conference over the weekend, Folunrunsho took advantage of the occasion to share some of the achievements that have been made in transforming the lives of the prisoners since the camp’s founding. He revealed that 200 students are enrolled in various professional programs at Nigerian universities, and the camp has produced graduates.
He bemoaned how the expense of operating the camp had increased due to the nation’s growing inflation and made a plea for assistance with scholarships, food, lodging, and sports facilities, among other things.
“There are current graduates of the first- and second-class upper division among these inmates,” he stated. Additionally, more than 200 students are reading texts in a variety of subjects, including accounting, law, nursing, engineering, and medicine & surgery. Many more are currently getting ready to attend law school.