Nigeria’s Federal Government has taken a new step towards alleviating the pains of terrorism in Borno state Daily Report Nigeria can confirm.
Reports indicate that the government donated varying food items for distribution to about 26,067 household victims of Boko Haram insecurity and recent floods in Borno.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, on Sunday while she briefed the Borno state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Kadafur in Maiduguri.
The minister also disclosed she was in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital to discuss the immediate humanitarian needs of the state.
“I am here on behalf of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and members of the National Humanitarian Coordination Committee (NHCC), to discuss the immediate humanitarian needs of your state.
“I will also like to use this opportunity to applaud the efforts of the State Government in providing food and non-food items to its vulnerable population; as well as your willingness to work with and support Humanitarian stakeholders providing humanitarian interventions in your state.
“Your Excellency, we have noted and are aware that due to the recent restriction of movement to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic and inaccessibility of communities due to floods and insecurity; vulnerable persons, especially the IDPs, may require further support in terms of basic necessities including food from federal government,” Farouq stated.
The food donated by the government include 26,067 bags of 12.5kg rice; 26,067 bags of 25kg beans; 26,067 bags of 12.5kg maize/millet; 1,304 bags of 20kg salt 2,607 – 20L kegs of vegetable oil 4,345 cartons of seasoning cubes and 2,173 cartons of tin tomatoes.
Minister Farouq called on the Borno state government to provide required necessary information to enable the Nigerian Air Force drop food and non-food related items in locations that were inaccessible due to insecurity and floods in the state.
On his part, Alhaji Kadafur appreciated the federal government for its continued support to the state, and assured of the state commitment towards collaborating in the area of providing humanitarian services to the people.