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UNIMAID seeks support for terror-stricken students

18 June 2015, 10:15Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Prof. Ibrahim Njodi, has appealed to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to support students affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast.

Njodi stated this when the NEMA Director General, Alhaji Sani Sidi paid him a courtesy visit in the Borno State capital city.

“70 percent of my students came from the North-east which is being faced with Boko Haram insurgency. These are most displaced persons hence the need for your agency to assist the indigent and displaced students,” Njodi said.

He disclosed that the Abdul Kabir Foundation recently offered scholarship tso 100 indigent students of the university, worth N100 000 each.

“I believe your agency should also come in to assist other indigent students ravage by the insurgency,” the Vice Chancellor said.

Also Read: Borno, NEMA announce partnership to rebuild state

Njodi assured the agency that the University of Maiduguri would continue partnering with the agency especially through the Disaster and Risk Management and Development Centre.

He said since inception the facility had graduated 250 students in Masters Degree and Post graduate Diploma in Disaster and Risks Management.

Sidi, who currently on a working visit to Borno State, said the agency would continue partnering with the university especially in their task of reconstruction and rehabilitation of the destroyed communities.

“I am in Maiduguri to see how fast we will relocate the IDPs back to their communities, we will continue to partner with the university through the disaster and risks management centre established in collaboration with NEMA,” Sidi said.

- CAJ News


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