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NEDC donates 70,000 bags of food, others to Borno SEMA

By Njadvara Musa, Maiduguri
27 June 2022   |   3:01 am
North East Development Commission (NEDC) has donated 70,000 bags of foodstuff and relief materials to Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

North East Development Commission

North-East Development Commission (NEDC) has donated 70,000 bags of foodstuff and relief materials to Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

The relief materials would facilitate the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their ancestral homes across the state, said the Managing Director of NEDC, Mohammed Alkali.

Presenting the items at the weekend, in Maiduguri, the MD disclosed that the items were for immediate distribution to IDPs in camps and host communities.

“Today, we are donating 10,000 bags each of rice and maize grits, 40,000 cartons of spaghetti and 4,000 each of blankets and mats,” he said, adding that the resettlement exercise would be implemented through an inter-agency approach in a dignified manner.

Besides, he noted that the return of displaced persons complies with the Kampala Convention in a secured way. Responding, the Director General of Borno SEMA, Yabawa Kolo, said the items would support the state government to resettle the IDP returnees.

She noted that the cooking oil and other condiments would enable women cook nutritious food to those in camps for over a decade.

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