Nigerian music star Innocent Idibia or as he is popularly known, Tuface has donated the sum of N3.5m to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Nigeria, to support internally displaced people (IDPs).
The ‘African queen’ singer made a cheque presentation on Monday, February 27th, to
the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lagos.
Tuface talked about how the conditions of those in IDP camps moved him to donate
when he visited them, said;
“The conditions I met the internally displaced persons, when I visited their various camps were terrible. They were really terrible. .
“The TuFace Foundation has, therefore, decided to enter into partnership with the UNHCR to see how we can help put smiles on the faces of these persons. My foundation is today presenting this cheque to the UNHCR to support it in its operations of alleviating the sufferings of these IDPs.”
Ms Brigitte Mukango-Eno, the UNHCR’s Acting Country Representative to Nigeria, who received the cheque, thanked Tuface for the kind gesture.
“We sincerely want to express the gratitude of the UNHCR to Tuface. This is a right step toward our private sector following. Over these years, it has become important for us, as an organisation, to depend on the private sector, for us to be able to meet our responsibilities. .
Tuface has scored a very important goal by discovering the UNHCR Office within the UN system. We want to use this opportunity to appeal to other private Nigerians and philanthropists to emulate this gesture by the TuFace Foundation in alleviating the conditions of the IDPs in the North East.” she said.