A Saudi based King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre has donated food items worth over one million dollars for distribution to vulnerable persons in Yobe, Borno and Zamfara states.
The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency Retired Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed stated this while flagging off the distribution of the food items for Yobe state at Kasesa Internally Displaced Persons camp in Damaturu local Government Area of Yobe state.
This is the second time the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief centre is donating relief materials to Yobe state to assist victims of insurgency with the first one in 2018.
The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency Retired Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed represent by a deputy director in the agency Hajiya Fatima Kasim said for Yobe state, three thousand nine hundred and seventy one households would receive a food basket each that consist of 25 kg bags of rice and beans each, 4 kg masavita, 2 kg vegetable oil, 29 sachets of tomatoes, 2 packs of Maggie, salt among others. The NEMA DG also assured of continued support from the federal government towards providing succour to displaced persons. In his remark, the Executive Secretary of the Yobe state Emergency Management Agency Dr Muhammed Goje commended the Saudi Arabian Government for the intervention.
Dr Muhammed Goje further appealed more support to help in rebuilding infrastructures destroyed by insurgents. One of the beneficiaries, a 40 year old Aisha Muhammed who is visually impaired was full of excitement as according to her this the first time she was receiving relief material of this magnitude while promising to make good use of the food items.