Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his counterpart from Borno State, Babagana Zulum, are set to join a distinguished gathering of individuals, both from within the country and the Diaspora, at Nigeria’s inaugural art exhibition. This groundbreaking event aims to generate funds for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the nation,leadership reports.
The visionary behind this charitable art exhibition is Olasubomi Fagbewesa, a young female serial entrepreneur deeply concerned about the challenges faced by IDPs in various camps across Nigeria, particularly in Borno, Benue, and other states in the North East, North Central, and North West regions.
Ms. Fagbewesa emphasizes that the primary objective of the art exhibition is to mobilize financial support from individuals, corporations, and government entities. These funds will be directed towards reinforcing the initiatives of both national and sub-national governments, as well as international organizations, in alleviating the hardships faced by families residing in IDPs.
The focus is on providing essential services such as medical care, food, and other basic necessities, with a special emphasis on the vulnerable groups, namely children and women, who bear the brunt of insurgencies and banditry.
Highlighting the magnitude of the crisis, Ms. Fagbewesa points out that there are over a million people displaced by insurgencies across approximately 290 IDP camps in Nigeria. The charity event, aptly named “Art For A Cause,” is scheduled to take place in Lagos from December 10 to 15, 2023.