Stop Selling Relief Materials, NEMA Warns IDPs


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in camps in Adamawa state, not to sell relief materials donated to them by the agency and other donors.

The state Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Sa’ad Bello, gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Thursday.

Bello said the advice was necessary because some beneficiaries have been reported to have sold relief material items and that when such relief materials were seen in the market, people accused NEMA officials of selling them.

“Not for sale is boldly written on the materials. I want to appeal to the public to report any person seen selling the materials to the nearest police station,’’ he said.

The Coordinator said that NEMA would continue to assist IDPs and victims of disasters in the state, but urged the people to always be on alert to avert and minimise disasters.

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