NEMA moves to tackle diversion of relief materials for IDPs
The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Maihaja, has announced measures to tackle the diversion of relief materials meant for camps of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
The agency’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Sani Datti, disclosed this in a statement yesterday in Maiduguri. He said: “The agency adopted the measures to ensure that trucks conveying these relief items to the northeast were not diverted. This was done by installing trackers, police escorts, milling and the re-bagging of food items by three millers, including Dangote Four Mills, Bua Rice and move followed the donation of 200 trucks of assorted food items by the Federal Government to the refugees.
He explained that policemen would be attached to every 10 trunk that would convey the goods to the affected areas. Also, a company, Ammasco International Limited, has donated tons of rice and 30, 000 litres of cooking oil to the Borno State government for distribution to the Gubio resettlement camp.
Its Marketing Manager, Abubakar Matazu, said the gesture was to further alleviate the plight of the inmates. He listed other items donated to include 600 bags of rice, 100 kegs of cooking oil and 1, 000 cartons of tamarind sauce for the Ramadan fast.
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