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NEMA distributes food items to 3,500 IDP households in Borno

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NEMA distributes food items to 3,500 IDP households in Borno

By Tada JUTHA, Maiduguri

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed various food items to 3, 500 Internally Displaced Person (IDP) households in Borno state.

The food items comprise double rations of rice, maize grits, spaghetti, cooking oil and condiments for seasonings.

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The closure of Teachers Village camp, brings to four camps closed at NYSC camp, Farm Centre and the Mohammed Goni College of Legal and Islamic Studies (MOGOLIS) IDP camps in Maiduguri.

Presenting the food rations at the weekend in Maiduguri, NEMA’s Director General, Ahmed Habib, represented by the Director Relief and Rehabilitation of Agency, Alhassan Nuhu disclosed that the distribution was to enable IDPs resettle and continue with their livelihood activities in communities.

“Today’s event was to fast track the return of displaced households from this camp to their respective local Councils and host communities,” he said.

He added that the agency has provided similar food assistance to the IDPs at Bakkasi camp and other host communities in Maiduguri.

Continued: ““This is federal government support of returning displaced persons in camps,” stating that the exercise was to show them that the Government is committed to their return to the liberated communities.

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Northeast Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Lydia Wagami also assured that the agency will sustain the support to returnees for their basic needs of life in camps and host communities.

Some of the beneficiaries pledged to engage in activities that could improve livelihoods in Doron/Baga Community affected by insurgency in 2016.

NEMA distributes food items to 3,500 IDP households in Borno

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