‘MMM-Nigeria’ Donates Relief Materials Worth N5m to IDPs in Abuja
Embattled community of ‘MMM-Nigeria’ has on today donated relief materials worth N5 million to two Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the Federal Capital Territory.
NAN reports that the gesture was part of the community’s humanitarian week tagged ‘MMM cares’ to mark its one year anniversary.
Relief materials such as food items like Bags of rice, beans, garri, as well as cartoons of beverages and noodles, were some of the items donated by the group. The group also donated clothing, drugs, and educational materials for the pupils among them.
Mr Seyi Bello, a Guilder in the ‘MMM Community’ said the donation was motivated by the desire of the group to affect the society positively, especially the less-privileged.
“We are marking our first year anniversary and we have decided to come and celebrate it with our brothers, mothers and children in the camp.
“As a community, we do not only provide help to our members, we also extend that to the larger society as part of our social responsibility. “In these times of economic challenges, the IDPs are the ones that need help and support more than any other person; that is why we visited them today,” he said.
Bello explained that besides providing help and donations to its members, humanitarian service was a flagship programme of the group.
He said that the relief items were bought from free-will donations of members in their quest to touch lives positively. He said: “The N5 million was raised from voluntary donations my members in the FCT.
“That is what defines us as a community of people providing financial help to each other on the principle of reciprocity and benevolence.
“In MMM there are no lenders and no debtors. One participant asks for help, another one helps.’’
MMM financial scheme has recently been coming under the scrutiny of Nigeria lawmakers and that of Economy crime commission (EFCC), with the former calling for its dissolution while the latter is putting it under watch.