SEMA, PCNI distribute 40 trucks of relief materials to displaced persons


The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in collaboration with PCNI has distributed food and other items to the displaced people of  Baga, Doron Baga, Kukawa,  Cross Kauwa, Guzamala, Matte and Monguno.

They were  displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency last week

Flagging off the distribution of  the relief materials in Monguno town, Friday and  Gajiram town  on Saturday respectively, Governor Kashim Shettima’ commiserated with the people and urged them to

continue to pray for lasting peace in the state and the country at large.

He appealed to the people to consider the attacks and insurgency as an act of God and assured them that with prayers, the insurgency will soon come to an end.

The governor stressed the need for cooperation,  unity and understanding with the government to serve them better while assuring that, governments will continue to do everything possible to relief

their sufferings and hardships within the resources of the state government.

He also pledged that Borno state government will Construct 2000 houses to accommodate the IDPs from Baga, Doron Baga, Kukawa, Cross Kauwa, Marte, Guzamala, Abadam and Monguno that have been displaced by the insurgency.

Governor Shettima’ while also inspected some  capital projects like schools , hospitals and  houses  under construction in Monguno, Mairari, Gajiram and Gajiganna towns located  along the  stretch of

130 kilometers  Mongnuo- Maiduguri road .

He directed the contractors handling Mongnuo 3 mega school to collect N10 million to complete the school, train teachers on KAYAN  and ensure the school is ready for commissioning next month.  They are to produce uniforms, procure school bags and sandals or shoes for the pupils for onward distribution to the children free of charge

Earlier, the Executive Chairman, SEMA, Borno state, Hajiya Yabawa Kolo said  following the displacement of people of Baga, Doron Baga, Cross Kauwa and other councils in the northern Borno  and their movements to Monguno town for safety recently,  Governor Shettima’ directed SEMA to immediately provide food and non food items to the new  IDPs  who are about 5000.

She added that so far 30 trucks of food and non food items have been delivered to Monguno while 5 trucks with collaboration with PCNI have been delivered to  Gajiram Town, Nganzai council for the old and new IDPs who were chased from surrounding villages to Gajiram town, the headquarters of the Nganzai council.

Yabawa said the total number of beneficiaries targeted was 6000 from the 4 councils of Matte, Kukawa, Guzamala and Monguno who communal feeding system has been introduced for them due to the emergency nature of their conditions unlike the usual household feeding system where food and non food items are being distributed to the IDPs based on family size and on house to house basis  for transparency and accountability.

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