Friday, February 10, 2017 8:18 am
The Chairman National Logistics Committee, Abdulkadir Azarema, has said that the relief materials donated to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Adamawa would boost the current efforts to resettle them in their ancestral homes.
Azarema said this during the third phase of the handover of the relief materials to the IDPs on Thursday in Yola, the state capital.
He said that the essence of the donation was to alleviate the suffering of the IDPs in the state.
He said government was donating 15,210 (50kg) bags of rice, 7,540 (20 litres) kegs of vegetables oil, 1,240 bales of second-hand clothes, 1,383 cartons of spaghetti, 1,240 cartons of soap and 1,096 pairs of second-hand shoes.
Azeram, an Assistant Controller-General of Customs, charged those involved in the distribution of the items to ensure transparency in the process.
“To us in the committee, it is a privilege to be called to serve in a team that seeks to alleviate the sufferings of citizens displaced by insurgency.
“We remain committed to discharging this assignment under the Comptroller-General of Customs, ” he said.
He commended the efforts of the Adamawa government in providing logistics for the transportation of the items from different Customs’ warehouses across the country.
The Deputy Governor, Mr Martins Babale, who represented Gov. Bindow Jibrila thanked the federal government for alleviating the plight of the IDPs and ensuring their safety in the three formal camps in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the handover ceremony took place at Malkohi camp, which housed no fewer than 8,900 IDPs at the peak of the insurgency.
He said that the number of IDPs at Malkohi had reduced to 2,800 due to the return of peace in the area and the resultant return of many IDPs to their communities.