Nigerian music legend Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2baba, has called for more support for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria. During a breakfast chat organised by The 2baba Foundation, the singer said that no amount of support was too small or too much, noting that displaced people needed more love and care.
2baba, an Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), urged well-meaning Nigerians to help put a smile on the faces of IDPs. He shared his experience at one of the IDP Camps and said that he could feel their pain and wished he could do more for them.
He said, “From my interaction with the displaced persons, I could see the pain in their eyes. You can see that they are not settled, and this really got to me. You can’t do enough for them, but we should not be discouraged. We should continue to give these displaced people our support as much as we can. There are so many of them, and they shouldn’t be neglected so that they don’t become like those who put them in this situation or even become a menace to society. This is why I encourage people from time to time to help the needy, especially the displaced, as nothing is too small to give. I have always been of the school of thought that we should give whenever we can. It shouldn’t be to show off but to encourage other people to do the same.”
2baba’s call for more love and support for IDPs in Nigeria is a reminder that we all have a role to play in making the world a better place. Let’s all do our part to help those in need.