The Federal Government has disclosed that all the goods seized by the Nigerian Customs would be distributed to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), especially to those returning to the liberated towns in parts of the North-East.
The Chairman of the Committee, ACG Sanusi Usman, disclosed this when he led other members to visit the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, at the Military Command and Control Centre (MCC), Maiduguri, Borno State.
Usman said that the Committee was constituted to ensure that the materials are well distributed to places where they are needed, particularly to the villages and communities that have witnessed people returning back.
According to him, the aim was to encourage people to return back to the liberated towns and ensure that those who have returned are not in lack of the basic necessities of life.
He said: “It was proposed that all the seized goods should be distributed to the IDPs. The purpose is to ensure that this platform created by Mr. President is well distributed to the affected areas and not only to the IDPs but mostly to the villages so that the people can go back to their villages.
“We have found out from our experience from the visit to Yobe that there is no need in concentrating at the IDPs but mostly to the villages as most of them are increasingly returning to their communities. Its in this state that many saw the devastation of Boko Haram and were moved.”
“We assure that these products ceased will be distributed accordingly as we have done in Adamawa and some to Edo State. In Yobe State we went to Buni Yadi where lives are returning back to normal. Borno State is very significant because we have about 10 border posts,” he added.
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