The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre on Friday donated relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons affected by insurgency in Yobe State.
The Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mustapha Maihaja announced the donation while flagging-off the distribution of the materials at Kukareta village, Damaturu Local Government Area of the state.
Maihaja, represented by Mr Kayode Fagbemi, Director Relief and Rehabilitation said a total of 15,096 bags of 25kg of rice and beans respectively and 7,548 condiments were donated.
“The distribution will be done by NEMA and SEMA officials to 3,774 households who have been identified to benefit from the donation”, he said.
King Salman Abdulaziz, represented by Nasser Al-Subaie said: “this donation, which will benefit over 840 Internally Displaced People in Northeast comes from the custodian of two holy mosques, King Salman Abdulaziz”.
Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam, expressed delight on the gesture of the King, adding that the materials would be distributed equitably to the intended beneficiaries as a step to bring succour to their lives.