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Tuface to release track for IDPs, refugees in Nigeria

Nigerian musician Innocent Idibia, popularly  known as Tuface will release a single track to mark this year’s World Refugees Day on June 20. Tuface, who…

Nigerian musician Innocent Idibia, popularly  known as Tuface will release a single track to mark this year’s World Refugees Day on June 20.

Tuface, who is the Chairman of the Tuface Foundation disclosed this on Thursday when he visited the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Abuja.

He pledged that 60% of the proceeds from his song will be donated to the UNHCR in Nigeria, to assist Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

Tuface said that the song is part of his contribution to alleviating the plights of the IDPs.

The musician had earlier in February, donated N3.5 million to the UNHCR to support its humanitarian intervention to the displaced persons in the North-East

He said: “I have decided to dedicate my time, resources and my voice to support the UNHCR in this massive endeavor of alleviating the sufferings of displaced persons.

“On the June 20th which is the world refugees’ day, I am going to be commissioning a song and this song will be monetized.

“60 per cent of the proceeds will be donated to the UNHCR to further its humanitarian effort to alleviating the plights of refugees and IDPs.

“We want people to join in this campaign by downloading the song to use it as their ring tones, caller back tones.

“This download, which would cost between N50 to N100, is an opportunity for every Nigerian to contribute in their own little ways to the course of assisting displaced persons."

The Music icon stressed the need to create more awareness for people to understand the magnitude of the forced displacement and suffering of the IDPs and refugees so that they can do more to assist them.

Speaking earlier, Bridgette Mukanga-Eno, Deputy Representative, Protection, UNHCR Nigeria said the Tuface foundation had been supporting UNHCR in its intervention in the North-East.

She said that the collaboration with the Tuface foundation started last year but was concretize in February when the agency received a donation from the foundation to support its activities in the North-East.

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