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Published On: Fri, Jul 13th, 2018

Herdsmen/Farmers crisis: NEMA donates drugs worth over N40m to Adamawa

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From Umar Dankano, Yola

In an effort to support victims of herders/Farmers crisis, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated drugs worth N42 million to Adamawa state government.
Presenting the drugs to the government in Yola Wednesday, Head of the Agency, in charge of Adamawa/Taraba states, Alhaji Albani Imam, said the intervention was meant for treatment of the victims in the recent crisis.
Imam noted that the donation was part of federal government’s complimentary gesture to state governments involved in conflict situations in the country.
“On behalf of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo the Agency is presenting a total of 83 different assorted drugs worth N 42million naira to Adamawa Government.
“The intervention is meant for the victims of the recent herdsmen and farmers crisis and other related conflicts across the state”, Imam said.
He charged the government to ensure judicious use of the drugs on the desired target.
Responding on behalf of the state government, Martins Babale, the Deputy Governor of the state, thanked the federal government for the gesture.
Babale said that the donation came at the right time when the state government was suffering in handling of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) as a result of the unrest.
He confirmed that state government had established three IDPs camps in Mayo Belwa, Demsa and Numan LGAs.

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