The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday presented eight trucks of relief materials to people who were displaced from their homes following the Boko Haram insurgents’ attack on Bama town last week.
The Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Sani Mohammed Sidi, who flagged-off the distribution in Maiduguri, said the relief materials was for 12,000 Internally Displaced People (IDP’s) from Bama, who were registered and are now at camps at the NYSC orientation camp and the Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Yerwa.
“What we have done today is a flag-off of assistance to our brothers and sisters who met challenges in Bama and when they came to Maiduguri, to give them (the state government) all the technical and material support, hence the 8 trailer- load of assorted relief items,” the NEMA boss said.
Represented by the agency Director of Research and Planning, Dr Zanna Mohammed, the NEMA boss said the relief materials is to compliment the effort of the Borno State government in addressing the problems of the displaced people.
According to him, President Goodluck Jonathan personally directed the agency to deliver 8 trucks of relief materials, to cushion the hardship of the displaced people.
“These items will be managed by NEMA, Borno committee and the security agencies. The intention is to bring succor to our displaced brothers not only in terms of food, beddings and other relief materials. We are also in a position to render any medical assistance that may be required.” Mohammed added.
The displaced persons will continue to receive assistance from the agency even after they had gone back to their homes, as the federal government is aware that farming activities were also affected, he indicated.