NEMA Distributes Relief Materials To IDPs In Pompomari
By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Pompomari Camp, Damaturu, Yobe State.
The items includes; 1,120 bags of rice, 2,240 bags of maize, 2,120 bags of millet, 280 bags of cement, roofing sheets, ceilings, mosquito nets, mattresses, tissues and detergents.
Distributing the materials, Director-General SEMA, Alhaji Sani Sidi, said that the Disaster Management has to be collaborative in working with NEMA, SEMA and State Government for the welfare of the victims of insurgency.
He said that NEMA while fulfilling its obligations in supporting the efforts of the state government in the management of the IDPs, describing the state as a role model by not establishing the IDP Camp at the initial stage which gave the insurgency victims opportunity to be accommodated by their relations in their homes, which he said “is a welcome development,” stressing, “it encourages for being a brothers keepers”.
Sidi said that management of disaster must be adequately funded.
The NEMA director-general also revealed that the Federal Government has embarked on the rehabilitation, reconstruction and restoring the livelihood of the victims of insurgency in the country.
“Already, committee has been set up by the Federal Government to support the victims of insurgency effectively.”
In his remarks on the occasion, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State revealed that over N800 million was expended by Yobe State Government on the welfare of the IDPs through SEMA.
He thanked NEMA for offering relief materials which, according to him, would go a long way in alleviating the sufferings of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.
Gaidam assured the NEMA DG that the materials donated would be judiciously distributed to the victims of Boko Haram insurgency to alleviate their sufferings.
The governor also appealed to Philanthropists, Individuals, Corporate bodies and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to emulate NEMA by coming to the aids of the IDPs in the state.
Also, the Executive Secretary of the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Musa Idi Jidawa, said that SEMA has enormously benefited from the various capacity building training workshops conducted by NEMA in collaboration with other partners ‘skills which in part accounted for the successful management of humanitarian challenges faced during the trial periods of insurgency in the State”.