Jalingo - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has donated additional relief materials worth millions of Naira to the 27 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Taraba.
Saidu Ahmed, the Head, Gombe operations office of the agency, presented the materials to the state government on Tuesday in Jalingo.
In his remark at the occasion, Ahmed said the additional materials were presented to the IDPS camps following a request from the state government and an assessment of the needs of the camps carried out by NEMA.
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He said the materials included 900 bags of assorted grains, 100 bags of sugar, 100 bags of salt, 100 bundles of roofing sheets and 500 bags of nails.
Others are 500 pieces of blankets, 1 000 pieces of nylon mats, 300 pieces of mattresses and 500 pieces of ceiling boards.
Also presented are 50 kegs of vegetable oil, 2 000 pieces of mosquito nets, 1 500 pieces of guinea brocade and 2 000 pieces of wax prints.
Receiving the materials on behalf of the government, the Commissioner for Special Duties, Mustapha Hamman-Gabdo expressed appreciation to the Federal Government for coming to the aid of the displaced persons.
He assured that the committee constituted by the government to distribute relief materials would distribute the additional materials judiciously.