ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has delivered thousands of assorted bags of food to the Borno State Government to help feed internally displaced people (IDPs) in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Sani Datti, NEMA Public Relations Officer, said this was in furtherance of the agency’s humanitarian intervention in the northeast, worst hit by the Boko Haram terror.
He said the items delivered include 8 000 bags (25kg) of rice, 1 200 bags (50kg) of maize Gritz, 1 000 bags (25kg) of millet and 3 200 bags (25kg) of beans.
NEMA North East Zonal Coordinator, Mohammed Kanar, said the items had been presented in line with the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with Borno state Government on provision of food items for the feeding of IDPs residing in camps across Maiduguri for a period of one month.
Deputy Governor of Borno, Alhaji Usman Durkwa, received the relief material on behalf of the administration.
He appreciated the continuous support by NEMA and assured that the items would be distributed to the beneficiaries.
The delivery comes as a major boost following reports refugees, mostly children, were dying of malnutrition.
There have however been allegations of diversion of relief material during disbursement.
– CAJ News