China provides 135, 500 bags of rice to be distributed to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in North East, Nigeria. Bashir Garga, National Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), was gathered to have revealed the international support from China in a statement in Maiduguri.
Garga indicated that the commodity was donated to the Nigerian Government by the Government of People’s Republic of China, as part of its contribution to the humanitarian challenges in the North East.
It was revealed that 6, 779 tonnes of rice were received by the agency for distribution to displaced persons in the six states of the zone ravaged by the Boko Haram terrorists.
Garga said that the agency had worked out effective modalities to facilitate smooth distribution exercise, expected to be completed by the end of February.
“It is expected that the delivery of the 135, 500 bags to the displaced persons in the region will be completed on or before the end of February,” he stated.
Garga, also said that the Federal Government has been distributing food items to persons displaced by the insurgency under its Emergency Food Intervention in North-East (EFINE) since June, 2017.
“It will be recalled that the government had distributed over 40, 000 tonnes of assorted of grain to displaced persons under the programme in the north-east.
“Food items are being distributed on monthly basis to deserving households at Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps, liberated and host communities,” he declared.