The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has supplied assorted food items and nutritional supplements to the Borno State Government to tackle the malnutrition problem in some of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state.
The Zonal Coordinator of the agency in the North-east, Mohammed Kanar, who handed over the items to the state Deputy Governor, Usman Durkwa, in Maiduguri yesterday, said this was in continuation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the state government.
The NEMA boss added that: “Today, as part of our partnership with the Borno State Government, we have released various assorted food items to the state government for a month.
“The items are as follows: rice, 8,000 bags of 25kg; beans, 3,000 bags of 50kg; maize, 1,200 bags and millet 1,200 bags, and all these items cover the IDP camps within Maiduguri, the state capital.”
Kanar, while complaining of lack of medical doctors in satellite camps outside Maiduguri, said arrangements had been made with Nigeria Air Force to bring into Maiduguri newly rescued malnutrition persons for immediate medical services.
In his remarks, Durkwa, thanked NEMA officials for the released of food items, especially the nutritional supplements, noting that it came at the right time.
He said: “We are thankful for the items especially nutritional supplements, they will assist us in solving any case of malnutrition that may arise, I promise you.”