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FG Floods IDPs With Supplies

The Internal Displaces Camps (IDP) has been overwhelmed with over 23, 000 bags of assorted food items and 2,155 bags of shelter supplies provided by different Federal Government agencies as part of the on-going initiatives at ameliorating the plight of IDPs in North East region ravaged by insurgency.


Under the coordinated Federal intervention programme, both the Presidential Initiative on North East (PINE) and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), are leading the humanitarian aid with the distribution of 10, 300 bags of assorted grains and cereals towards the feeding of over 2 million persons scattered across the region.
According to a statement by the spokesman to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, in the monthly Federal Intervention Report that shows the level of supplies in the month of July and compiled by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on the North East, Dr. Tope Masha, PINE supplied over 10,300 bags of food items such as rice, millet, maize, guinea corn, salt, vegetable oil, beans, and noodles to Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe and Bauchi States.
Besides, NEMA also supplied Borno State with 13,200 bags of food items.
According to him, the report indicated that PINE through the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation distributed 2,155 assorted shelter materials in nine (9) different local government areas of Borno State which includes Bama, Damboa, Bakacy, Dikwa, Monguno, Mafa, Jere, Banki and Gwoza.
The federal government according to the report responded swiftly to the reported case of malnutrition in Bama camp, as severely malnourished children and adults have been moved from Bama to Maiduguri for comprehensive medical treatment.

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