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Maiduguri refugees receive food donation

19 May 2015, 10:07Augustine Osayande

Abuja - A local milling company has donated food items to the value of N15 million to internally displaced persons in Maiduguri.

The foodstuff Nigeria Flour Mills donated includes semovita, spaghetti, rice and flour.

The General Manager of Maiduguri Flour Mills, Alhaji Maaji Shettima Arfo, who led other members of the company's management team to the Borno State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Zannah Mustapha, to present the items, said the gesture was part of the organisation's services to its immediate community.

He added that the gesture was to support and complement the efforts of the state government in caring and supporting the large number of IDPs at the camps.

Also Read: Zamfara evacuates 21 IDPS from Sokoto camp

Arfo noted that the Boko Haram insurgency had caused massive destruction to Borno State and made it pertinent for corporate bodies to come to the assistance of the state government.

Mustapha received the items thanked Arfo and the company for the support.

He said the state government had been catering for the over one million IDPs displaced from 22 local government areas of the state severely affected by the insurgency.

Mustapha noted that though about 125 000 persons are accommodated at the camps in Maiduguri, but over 500 000 other displaced persons residing within the town visits the camps daily to benefit from the meals.

Maiduguri, the Borno State capital has been the worst affected by the Boko Haram terror.

- CAJ News


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