Abuja - The Federal Government has inaugurated the massive distribution of relief materials to states affected by insurgency to cater for their Internally Displace Persons (IDPs).
This is contained in a statement signed by Sani Datti, Senior Information Officer, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Abuja.
It stated that the materials were inaugurated by the committee set up by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to procure adequate relief materials for IDPs in states affected by insurgency.
The statement quoted the Director-General of NEMA, Muhammad Sidi, as saying that the exercise was part of government's effort to ensure that the overwhelming numbers of internally displaced persons were taken care of.
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Sidi, who is also the chairman of the committee, said in the statement that the distribution would be sustained in the three insurgent states Borno, Yobe and Adamawa under the state of emergency.
It stated that the take-off of the distribution which was performed by the Minister of State for Power, Muhammad Wakil, on behalf of the president showed the determination of the Federal Government to end the security problem in the region.
According to the statement, the government is committed to ending the power outage in Borno state, while thanking the people for their patience.
It explained that the relief materials were stockpiled in a central store in Borno, Maiduguri and handed over to the local committee set up by the IDPs themselves with the Borno State Government.
The statement noted that the sharing would be carried out by the local committee and the presidential committee and would be supervised by the officials of NEMA to ensure even distribution.