NEMA Distributes Aid To Those Affected By Communal Crisis & Banditry In Taraba State’s Donga, Takum Ussa & Yangtu Development Areas2 min read
The National Emergency Management Agency on Friday distributed relief materials to 1800 victims of recent communal crises in some parts of southern Taraba.
Mustapha Habib Ahmed, Director General of the Agency, while Flagging Off the distribution in Ussa said that the Federal government was committed to alleviating the hardship of the people occasioned by crises in the area.
The DG who was represented by Mr CyprianAgwunwa, Head of Account Unit NEMA Yola Operations office, said that the Agency deemed it necessary to provide both food and non-food items to cushion the effect of the communal crisis on the people.
According to him, this donation and distribution are aimed at bringing succour to those who had been displaced in the recent communal crisis in this area.
The DG further explained that the 1800 direct beneficiaries translated into 300 households covering affected local government areas which are Donga, Takum and Ussa local government areas as well as Yangtu Development Area.
Mustapha Habib Ahmed regretted that funds which would have been used for other meaningful development of the people were been diverted by the government for the provision of relief items for victims of intertribal conflicts.
He appealed to the affected communities to live in peace with one another.
In his remark, Hon Rimande Shawulu Kwewum, a Member representing Donga, Takum, Ussa LGA and Yangtu SDA was ably represented by his Senior Legislative Aid. Mr Rimamtanung E Tsokwa commended the Federal government for its kind gesture.
Rimannde, said that peace had returned to the affected communities.
He advised the beneficiaries to make good use of the items especially, using the building materials for their resettlements.
Rev Ilaythu Jallon, from the Reform church of christ (RCCN)who spoke on behalf of the Yangtu community, thanked the Federal government for the kind gesture.
Jallon thanked NEMA officials for the transparent distribution of the Relief items.
Mrs Polina Danladi, another beneficiary from Donga said that the items would go a long way in alleviating their hardship.
She thanked the Federal government and the Honorable member for the support given to them. And pray for more peace in the community.
He mentioned that some of the items distributed were Rice, beans, maize, vegetable oil, Maggi Cube and tomato pastes.
Others were cement, roofing sheets, plastic rubber, Guinea Brocade, children wear among others.
The distribution was successful, and well covered by both print and electronic media.