IDPs: China Donates 135,500 Bags of Rice – NEMA
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) as the lead Agency under the National Humanitarian Response Plan is formally announcing the delivery of the first few consignments of 6,779 tonnes of rice (135,500 bags of 50 kg each) to NEMA warehouse in Maiduguri.
The rice was donated to Federal Government of Nigeria by the Government of the People’s Republic of China as part of it’s contribution to the Humanitarian challenge in the North East.
It is expected that the delivery of all the 135,500 bags to all the affected victims in the 6 north eastern states will be completed on or before the end of February, 2018.
It is pertinent to note that the Federal Government of Nigeria has been supplying and disturbing food items to the victims affected by the insurgency across all the 6 state in the north east under a very laudable program, Emergency Food Intervention in North East (EFINE) since June last year. This donation therefore is a good support to the efforts of the FGN, and in particular the EFINE.
Bashir Garga Idris
NEMA North East