FG provides relief for flood, Boko Haram victims in Borno State

FG provides relief for flood, Boko Haram victims in Borno State

The Federal Government has donated assorted food items for distribution to 26,067 households that were victims of the Boko Haram insurgency and floods in Borno State.’

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, said this on Sunday while briefing the state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, in Maiduguri.

Farouq said that she was in Maiduguri to also discuss the immediate humanitarian needs of the state.

 

“I am here on behalf of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and members of the National Humanitarian Coordination Committee (NHCC), to discuss the immediate humanitarian needs of your state.

 

“I will also like to use this opportunity to applaud the efforts of the Borno State Government in providing food and non-food items to its vulnerable population; as well as your willingness to work with and support humanitarian stakeholders providing humanitarian interventions in your state.

 

“Your Excellency, we have noted and are aware that due to the recent restriction of movement to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic and the inaccessibility of communities due to floods and insecurity; vulnerable persons, especially the IDPs, may require further support in terms of basic necessities including food from Federal Government,” she said.

 

The minister said the food items included 26,067 bags of 12.5kg. rice; 26,067 bags of 25kg. beans; 26,067 bags of 12.5kg. maize/millet; 1,304 bags of 20kg. salt 2,607 20-litre kegs of vegetable oil 4,345 cartons of seasoning cubes and 2,173 cartons of tin tomato.

 

Farouq urged the state government to provide the necessary information required to enable the Nigerian Air Force to the drop food and non-food items in locations which were inaccessible due to the menace of insecurity and floods in the state.

 

Responding, Kadafur thanked Federal Government for its sustained support to the state and assured the minister of the state government’s commitment and collaboration in efforts to provide humanitarian services to the people.

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