Adamawa IDPs endorse NEMA’s food ration

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Adamawa have endorsed the food rationing for deserving households adopted by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

The development followed a resolution by the IDPs when the Director General of NEMA, Mr Mustapha Maihaja, paid a situation report visit to three IDPs camps in the state.

The camps visited included Fufore, Malkohi  and St. Theresa camps.

Maihaja, who was represented by Onimode Bandele, Director, Relief and Rehabilitation of the agency, said the visit was aimed to unravel the cause of the rejection of the food rations delivered to the Fufore IDPs camp.

It will be recalled that some aggrieved IDPs in the Fufore IDPs camp had on February 28, rejected the food rations supplied to them by NEMA.

The displaced persons alleged that what was distributed to them was not up to the quantity of food ration they were expecting from the agency.

Maihaja said since the displaced persons had agreed to accept the food ration, the items would be delivered to them with immediate effect.

He said: “We are here to verify why there was a disagreement between our operations office in Yola and the IDPs in Fufore.

“Food rations were brought and it was said to have been rejected because it was not up to the quantity they expected.

“But, I want to take you to the history of the Emergency Food Intervention of the North east, which was launched by the federal government in June 2017.

“At that point it was agreed that the rations would be 50kg of food stuffs while condiments would be added, unfortunately, there is misinformation and it was not adhered to strictly.

“Starting from March, condiments which include 2-litres of cooking oil, 1 kilogramme of salt, 2 kilogramme of tomato paste and 1.2 kilogramme of seasoning would be given to each household.

“This is to ensure that every household gets the right food rations for their family,” he said.

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