The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation has said it would soon initiate an appeal fund to assist Boko Haram victims.
The Chairman, Board of Trustees of NIDO, Dr. George Manuwuike, said this on Tuesday in Abuja during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
Manuwuike said the organisation had perfected plans to raise fund for a number of projects to assist Nigerians in need.
The chairman said the fund would be used to meet some of the needs of the victims of the insurgents.
According to him, the fund was also to help them facilitate access to proper medical and psychological treatment.
“We also have the intention of launching ‘Boko Haram victims appeal fund’ that will be used in developing part of the North-East where the impact of the insurgence is being felt”, he said.
He said the organisation had been talking to some foreign donors and agencies on the project, adding that the responses from them had been impressive.
Manuwuike said the organisation was waiting for the appropriate time to formally lunch appeal fund.
He said NIDO intended to reverse and convert the “brain-drain” the country had suffered for so long into “brain-gain”.