Over 200,000 IDPs benefit from FG food distribution in Borno state.
The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA has commenced the distribution of food items to over two hundred thousand IDPs in Borno state.
The exercise is part of a federal government effort to assuage the plight of displaced persons and ensure food sufficiency in the camps.
Launching the distribution at Farm Center Camp in Maiduguri, NEMA northeast food distribution team leader, Flight Lieutenant Umar Sani said in the last five months the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs through the Agency has been consistent in the distribution exercise.
According to him internally displaced persons from eight camps, seven host communities and liberated areas will benefit from the food distribution.
Flight Lieutenant Sani thanked the federal government for the prompt supply of the items and urged the IDPs not to sell them.
Some of the displaced persons at Farm Center camp Salamatu Ibrahim and Ahmed Awka have been full of praises to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and National Emergency Management Agency.
According to them, they have not experienced food shortage during the entire period of COVID-19, calling on the government to provide adequate security in their communities to enable them to return.
Radio Nigeria reports that each household will be provided with 54.6 kilograms of assorted food items consisting 25kg of Beans, 12.5kg of Rice and Maize each, as well as 4.6kg of condiments.