NEMA Flags Off The Distribution Of Relief Assistance To IDPs In Mangu

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) North Central Zonal Office, Jos Plateau State on 17th Jan 2024 commenced the distribution of relief materials to victims of the recent communal crisis in Mangu Local Government Areas of Plateau State.

The North Central Zonal Director of the Agency Mr Bashir Idris Garga who represented the Director General Mustapha Habib Ahmed said it was barbaric and unfortunate how Mangu has turned to as a result of the crisis. He noted further that no one has the right to take another one’s life no matter the circumstances.

On the relief intervention, the zonal Director remarked that the items were not meant to compensate for the losses of the people but to provide succour and reduce the impact of the crises. He assured the IDPs that all the people who were affected by the crisis would benefit from the items irrespective of tribe or religion. Mr Bashir concluded by Urging the people to embrace peace and unity to restore the lost glory of Mangu.

Earlier in his remarks, the management committee chairman of the Local Government Mr Markus Artu appreciated the agency for several support they have received from it since the crisis engulfed the Local Government Area.

On his part, the Executive Secretary of Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (PLASEMA) Mr. Sunday Abdu equally appreciated NEMA for the numerous assistance the state has received since its establishment and pledged to further strengthen the existing collaboration with NEMA.

The flag of the distribution which took place in Mangu had in attendance the following Stakeholders: the Red Cross, CAN, JNI Security agency, PLASEMA, and community leaders among others.

The relief materials included food and non-food items.