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Sudan: Humanitarian affairs ministry hails MTN for supporting returnees

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The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs has commended telecommunication giant MTN for its humanitarian gesture in helping Nigerian returnees from war-torn Sudan settle back in the country.

Nasir Gwarzo, permanent secretary, ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, said this on Saturday as more returnees returned to the country.

According to the Minister, MTN is giving N25,000 and 1.5 GB of data to 5,000 returnees during this difficult time to provide relief and aid.

Read also: Seventh batch of Nigerians evacuated from Sudan arrive Abuja

The minister noted that the actions of MTN Nigeria would “boost the morale of people who have gone through trauma,” adding that as they returned home, “this kind of arrangement would make them feel loved and cared for.”

“I want to say we are proud of MTN,” noted Gwarzo.

He also commended the efforts of the MTN team on the ground at the airport, handing out the dignity pack.

“All of you are young men and women like the people coming back, so continue your good work. Nigeria is a place we must improve. We see what can happen in a crisis—how a whole country can disintegrate in a short while. We should all pray that peace comes to Sudan and that war never comes to Nigeria.”