Wednesday, July 20, 2016

NEMA donates 2000 bags of rice to IDPs farming communities in Yobe

Natiional Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has delivered 2000 bags of rice for destribution to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in farming communities across Yobe state.

Presenting the items to the states Deputy governor, Engr Abubakar Aliyu, the North-east zonal Coordinator, Mohammad Kanar, said the rice was given to cushion the sufferings of IDPs, who returned to their various communities to farm.



"Its inline with our systematic arrangement for intervention to provide the Displaced Persons with food to eat, and to encourage them back to farm for food security in the state,"  he said.

Earlier, the Deputy governor, who is also the Chairman, State Rehabilitation and Resettlement Committee of IDPs, said the intervention is timely because the Internally Displaced Persons are in dire need of food and other assistance that would encourage them to stay and farm.

He said that the state government is taking care of the IDPs in camps and in returnee communities, calling on NEMA to deliver the remaining 37 trucks of maize allocated to the state by federal government for onward distribution to the effected communities.

He appealed on NEMA to fast track its effort on the reconstruction of destroyed structures in the returnee communities, while thanking President Muhammadu Buhari for considering Yobe state in all the interventions received by the IDPs in the North-east.

"Its has become imperative for the state to resettled the displaced persons with the return of peace in their liberated communities. We are appealing on you to fast tract the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the destroyed structures”.

The IDPs are currently facing difficulty in feeding and some other basic needs that would help them to farm as the rainy season intensifies.


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