Posted on September 8, 2017
Singer Innocent Idibia, a.k.a Tuface, on Tuesday said he would organise a concert to raise funds for the flood victims in Benue State.
Tuface, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Makudi, the state capital, that the concert would be organised in the city in December.
He said, “I really wish that I could do more for the victims. I have a concert scheduled to hold in Jos for the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency, but we will try to organise one around December to raise funds for the flood victims in Benue.
“The people I saw at the camp are hardworking Nigerians, who, due to no fault of theirs, have found themselves without shelter, food and other basic items.
“Their situation is like that of the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency, in which innocent citizens have been killed and many were left to suffer.
“As you can see, this can happen to anybody and none of the victims planned for it. So, we really need to assist them.
“I would like to use this opportunity to call on my colleagues in the music industry to come to the aid of the flood victims in Benue State.”s
The singer also pledged that the Tuface Foundation would continue to support the affected persons so long as they were in the camps.
He appealed to the federal and Benue State governments to provide drains in flood prone areas of the state to avoid future occurrence.
Meanwhile, another award-winning Nigerian music artiste, Ayo Balogun, also known as Wizkid, has cancelled some of his international shows due to health challenges.
The singer made this known in a message posted on his Twitter page on Monday, while urging his fans to pray for him.
He tweeted, “Sad that I’m typing this, but I’ll be moving dates on my tour to get my health up. I appeal to my real fans to understand and pray with me.”
It would be recalled that Wizkid had previously in December 2016 announced that he was taking a break from all music engagements till early 2017 after his fans voiced concerns about his looks.