Following request from Borno State Government, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated large quantity of relief supports approved for distribution to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) living in various camps and host families in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Presenting list of the approved relief items to the Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Umar Zanna Mustapha, who was at the headquarters of NEMA in Abuja at the weekend, its Director General, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi, said the gesture was in addition to the regular humanitarian supplies being distributed by the agency to the camps in Maiduguri.
He affirmed the commitment of the Federal Government through NEMA to continuously support the displaced persons even as the agency had also deployed it officers stationed in all the camps to further assist the IDPs.
The DG said NEMA would not relent in the regular distribution of humanitarian supports to the displaced persons.
Receiving the relief donation, the Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Mustapha, appreciated the prompt response of NEMA to the request from the state government.
Mustapha, who acknowledged the roles of NEMA in continuously supporting the IDPs in the state, said the state government was desirous of the Federal Government through the agency to take over full responsibilities of feeding the displaced persons in the camps.
The items donated were made up of food and non-food items to be delivered to the designated locations in Maiduguri by NEMA.
“To fear the world US has led for the better part of a century, abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe and refuse the obligations of international leadership… for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solving problems is unpatriotic. “
-US Senator John McCain(At National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia)
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