The duo of Wale Tinubu, chief executive of Oando Group and Herbert Wigwe, his counterpart at Access Bank Plc, on Monday paid a visit to Internal Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria’s embattled Borno State.
Writing via his personal twitter handle, Tinubu said the visit was “to see firsthand the humanitarian crisis” in the region.
The visit was part of activities to commemorate the 2019 World Humanitarian Day.
Continuing, he wrote: “the objective for us was to call for closer attention to the security situation in this region and to increase the support by the Nigerian private sector in contributing to a country-based pool fund that will improve the standard of living of the most affected people in the country.”
The visit, he continued, afforded them the opportunity to better appreciate the activities of those contributing to humanitarian efforts worldwide.
To those persons, he stressed: “We honour your efforts & sacrifices!
They were accompanied by officials of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria (UNOCHA), which is saddled with the task of mobilizing and coordinating humanitarian assistance to people in need.