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World Humanitarian Day: President Buhari Unveils NEMA’s Food Items

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at the weekend concluded the distribution of food items to about 149,448 internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in 18 camps, liberated, and host communities in Borno State.

According to a press release on Sunday, August 21st, 2022, signed by the NEMA Head of Press Unit, Manzo Ezekiel, he said that the relief distribution was carried out during the week of World Humanitarian Day, which was also celebrated in Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari, at the occasion in Maiduguri, Borno State, unveiled relief materials delivered by NEMA for further distribution to the IDPs.

The materials consisted of food and non-food items.

The unveiling was part of events organized by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development that were hosted by the Borno State Government.

President Muhammadu Buhari unveiling relief materials delivered by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) during the World Humanitarian Day celebration in Maiduguri for further distribution to Internally Displaced Persons in Borno State. With him were the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq and the Governor of Borno State Prof Babagana Umara Zulum.

The items distributed by NEMA during the week were: 24, 908 bags of rice; 24, 908 bags of beans; and 24, 908 bags of maize. The distribution also included 2,409 cartons of seasoning; 2,075 cartons of tinned tomatoes; 1,245 bags of salt; and 2,409 kegs of vegetable oil.

On behalf of the Federal Government, the National Emergency Management Agency has been delivering monthly supplies to IDP camps, host communities, and liberated communities. The camps are located at Madinatu, Muna Garage, Goni Kachala, Customs House, and Shuwari Ngom areas of Maiduguri. The host communities consisted of Kusheri, Polo, St. Hillary, New Prison, Suleimanti, El-Yakub, Filin Ball, Bulabulin, Ngarnam Khurso Bashar, and Wagami. The liberated communities comprised Benisheik, Mainok, and Jakana.

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