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PINE reiterates commitment to provide for refugees

14 July 2015, 11:52Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Presidential Initiative for the North East (PINE) has restated government’s commitment to shield victims of the Boko Haram sect from hardships.

Alhaji Umar Gulani, the PINE Secretary, said it would enable this through partnerships with such stakeholders also involved in catering for the thousands of locals displaced by the incessant terror perpetrated by the violent Islamic sect.

“The federal government is always willing to alleviate the suffering people in the towns affected by the insurgency particularly in the Borno State. These will be assisted with all the possible means available," said Gulani.

The official’s sentiment came after PINE food items to about 16 000 households in the state ahead of the Sallah festivity. The event marks the end of the Ramadan fasting period.

Also Read: US decries incessant Boko Haram terror

Gulani said such support would cover targeted beneficiaries in five local government areas of the state as well as some areas in the states also affected in Adamawa and Bauchi States.

“In partnership with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Red Cross Society, are reaching out to the targeted beneficiaries who have not been displaced but affected with lack of food as they could not farm this year,” Gulani said.

Some 2 million Nigerians have been displaced from their home as a result of the Boko Haram crisis.

PINE is the presidential intervention plan designed to provide emergency assistance and mobilize targeted resources to jump-start the economy of the North-Eastern states of Nigeria.

- CAJ News


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