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Taraba refugees receive relief boost

02 February 2015, 09:00Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), in collaboration with the Taraba State Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has presented relief support to internally displaced people (IDPs) in the state.

The Director General of the agency, Muhammad Sani Sidi, who represented by the Head of Gombe Operations Office, Saidu Ahmed, said NEMA was ready to partner all relevant stakeholders including non-governmental organizations to support distressed Nigerians.

He thanked the CAN for the assistance and assured that the agency would continue to carry out its mandate by partnering along all stakeholders that include governmental, non-governmental and faith based organizations.

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In this regard, he said the agency had commenced the process of mapping all non-governmental organizations engaged in disaster management in the country.

Chairman of CAN in Taraba State, Bishop Timothy Yahaya, appreciated the prompt response of the Federal Government.

He assured that the items would be distributed fairly.

According to him, the displaced persons were made up of people affected by communal crises in the state and some whose communities were affected by the security challenges in parts of Adamawa State.

Permanent Secretary of Taraba State Emergency Management Agency Nuvalga Dan Habu, thanked the Federal Government for the support.

He said the materials will surely alleviate the plight of refugees.

The items delivered were food and non-food materials including bags of grains, rice, textiles, beddings and roofing material.

- CAJ News


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