NEMA distributes relief materials to IDPs in Niger

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced distribution of relief materials to 24,925 households of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by banditry in 14 local government areas of Niger.

This is disclosed statement by Mr Manzo Ezekiel, Head of Media and Public Relations of the agency on Thursday in .

Retired Air Vice Marshal Muhammed, Director-General, NEMA, represented by Hajiya Zainab Saidu, Head of Minna Operations Office of the agency  inaugurated distribution of the materials in Kuta, Shororo LGA.

Other LGAs include: Rafi, Shiroro, Bosso, Munya, Paikoro, Mariga, Kontagora, Magama, Mashegu, , Rijau, Borgu, Lapai and Lavun.

According to him, the relief materials were approved by to complement of the Government and others to relief for the affected persons.

He added that after a joint assessment recently conducted by NEMA and the state government, it discovered that the IDPs were in need of food support.

“It on this basis that the presidential approval obtained and the requisite materials comprised of 5, 412 bags 10kg of rice, 5, 412 bags 10kg of beans, 500 kegs of vegetable oil, 500 cartons of seasoning cubes and 500 bags of iodized salt were delivered to them.

“The materials would distributed directly to the affected persons in the camps and host communities by NEMA in collaboration with officials of the Emergency Management Agency,” he said. (NAN)