The Federal Government has released eleven trucks loads of relief materials for distribution to internally displace persons taking refugee in various local councils of Jigawa state. Correspondent Aminu Umar reports that the distribution was flagged off by the North West zonal coordinator of the National emergency Management Agency NEMA Mallam Musa Ilallah
Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the vice President said President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply concerned about the IDPs and the living conditions in their camps, and that was why he sent his Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo to personally assess the situation in some of those places last week.
We want to assure Nigerians that the plight of the IDPs will continue to receive due attention because after all, these are our brothers and sisters, citizens of our nation. Therefore, restoring the dignity and material well being of these citizens is a key objective of the Buhari presidency.
The administration is now developing ways and means to enhance the services and output of all relevant agencies in this area, including NEMA, the federal government agency, that has been playing an important role in taking care of a good number of IDPS in several camps. Others involved in this onerous task are state governments and volunteer agencies including our international development partners.
We also appreciate the continuing vigilance of our engaged citizens, especially in a matter of compelling compassion such as this