By Madam Umaru Gwamna
In the spirit of Eid-el-Kabir, the Federal Government at the weekend distributed relief items to about 3600 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State to celebrated Eid-el-Kabir
Addressing the IDPs, Director General of NEMA Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd) said the items were approved by President Muhammadu Buhari through the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development .
The relief items which was delivered by Agency was to provide succour for the IDP.,
He conveyed the sympathy of FG over the displaced by banditry attacks on their communities.
AVM Muhammed who was represented by Assistant Director Relief and Rehabilitation Mr Godwin Tepikor who told the IDPs that “President Muhammadu Buhari directed the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq to activate the National Emergency Management Agency to provide succour to them “
On the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, he said five cows were provided to the camp to celebrate with the IDPs.
He gave the list of the items delivered as 1000 bags of 12.5kg rice, 1000 bags of 25kg beans, 1000 bags of 12.5kg maize, 50 cartons of milo, 50 cartons powdered milk, 50 bags of 50kg sugar, 167 cartons of seasoning, 83 cartons of tin tomatoes, 2000 pieces blankets, 2000 pieces nylon mats, 2000 pieces of foam mattresses, 100 kegs of 20 litres vegetable oil, 50 bags of 20kg salt, 50 cartons of powder detergents, 63 cartons of bath soap, 3,500 pieces of women’s clothing and 2,500 pieces of children’s clothing.
Responding,the camp manager, Alhaji Kabiru Umar appreciated the Federal Government for the relief intervention.
An IDP, Maryam Abubakar also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq and NEMA for the delivery of the relief items to their camp.