About 50 trucks worth of food items donated by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA have been distributed to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in Benue State, North Central Nigeria.
Flagging off the distribution, the Executive Secretary, Benue State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Emmanuel Shior said the food items comprised Maize, Millet and Garri.
Mr. Shior insists that the food items were to be distributed equally to the remaining six official and 22 unofficial IDPs camps in Guma, Logo and Makurdi Local Government Areas of the State.
We have six official camps and about 22 unofficial Camps. The unofficial camps comprise IDPs within our host communities.
The food items comprise over 50 trucks of Maize, Millet and Garri that NEMA supplied to Benue SEMA since first week of December, 2018.
Mr. Shior explained that SEMA took the steps to distribute the items after several attempts to draw the attention of NEMA headquarters and it's zonal office in Jos failed.
The Executive Secretary says given the major challenge the IDPs are facing, the State Governor, Samuel Ortom has directed the commencement of distribution to the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.
He added that it also became expedient for government to flag off the distribution as the food items were at the mercy of rodents and damage due to bad weather.
The distribution of the food items was witnessed by the officials of the sustainable development goals, NEPAD as well as Civil Society Organizations and the media.
Source: Voice of Nigeria