Connect with us


FG Supplies Relief items to Chibok



Chibok Supplies

The Federal Government on Monday gave additional  relief items to  Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Chibok, Borno, to further cushion the hardship in the area.

Alhaji Muhammed Kanar, the North-East Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said in Yola, Adamawa, that the items were given in compliance to the directive from the presidency.

He said the agency was currently taking care of registered 10,376 IDPs in Chibok and its environs.

He also said experts from the Safe School Initiative (SSI) also accompanied NEMA team to conduct a needs assessment on schools destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents in the area.

The coordinator assured that the agency would provide boreholes  to ease the perennial shortage of drinking water in the affected communities.

“President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the agency to supply additional intervention items to Chibok community.

“Items supplied include 1,200 bags of 10 kgs rice, 1,000 blankets, 500 mosquito nets and 500 mats, cooking oils and 500 bags of maize.

Receiving the items on behalf of the community, the District Head of Chibok, Modu Zanna, who was represented by Alhaji Lawan Yerima-Amdan, thanked the presidency for the gesture.

He, however, appealed to the government to expedite action on the release of their abducted girls.

“We thank President Goodluck Jonathan for identifying with us; we hope that he will intervene on the issue of our girls,”  Zanna said.

Photo Credit:

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

1 Comment

  1. NIRA

    October 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Everything they do nowadays is geared towards 2015 re-election!! Underground campaign moves!! We see you…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Tangerine Africa

Star Features