Abuja - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced the distribution of clothing to children and women in internally displaced persons' (IDPs') camps in Maiduguri, ahead of the Sallah.
The distribution is ongoing in the 22 camps in the Borno State capital, Ezeh Eugene, the agency's Director of Relief Rehabilitation, confirmed.
Eugene said that the distribution followed a directive by Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo after his visit to the camps last month.
He said that the Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Sani Sidi, and Vice-President Yemi Osinbanjo came to Maiduguri to visit the IDPs camps to see how they were being managed.
“Worried by what they saw, especially the kind of clothes the kids in the camps were putting on, they directed that sewing machines be made available to tailors in the camps,” Eugene said.
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He added that the Director General also directed that new sets of clothes be provided for the children for the upcoming Sallah celebration.
“After assessing the situation, we were directed to add the ready-made clothes for the kids in the camps,especially, as the Sallah celebration is coming," Eugene said.
The agency North East Zonal Coordinator, Alhaji Mohammad Kanar, said a pair of dresses has been provided to all the women and children at the camps.
"We are in the process of accomplishing the same task for the male folks,"Kanar said.
The victims have been forced from their homes after incessant attacks by the Boko Haram.
- CAJ News