Nigerian President’s Committee Distributes Relief Items To IDPs In Gombe

By Auwal Mohammed,

Gombe (Nigeria) — Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNI), has handed over relief materials to a Committee for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and people affected by July floods in Gombe State northeast Nigeria with mandate to ensure equitable distribution of the relief materials.

Chairman of the Committee Lt. Gen T.Y Danjuma (rtd) who was represented by the former Gombe State University Registrar, Aliyu Kamara, disclosed this to journalists on Thursday, saying the Chairman ordered immediate distribution of the relief materials to IDPs .

According to Mr. Kamara, the committee comprise officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Gombe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the Red Cross Society as well as local and international non-governmental organizations for onward distribution to affected individuals and communities.

Receiving the materials on behalf of the committee, Danlami Rukuje, Executive Secretary of SEMA, said the materials, which comprises food, and non food items would be distributed among IDPs, victims of recent floods and host communities.

“In our wisdom, we decided what to give to individual beneficiaries based on their immediate needs. For instance, we will give host communities building materials while the IDPs will be given food and other relevant materials,” he said.

Details of the relief materials consisting of 25 different items include 2000 bags of rice, millet, maize, 1, 500 bags of sugar, 1000 pieces of roofing sheets, plastic plates, spoons, bucket, wax print, packet of pampers, blankets and brocade materials.

Others are, 1000 gallons of vegetable oil, 1000 cartons of noodles, 1, 500 bags of beans, 1000 pieces of nylon mat, 400 pieces of mattresses, and 1000 pieces of ceiling boards among others.

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