Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has expressed appreciation to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) for providing food support to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.
The governor stated during a visit to the Comptroller General of the NCS, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) in Abuja yesterday, adding that quantities of rice provided for IDPs in the state by the customs would go a long way in alleviating the conditions of the beneficiaries, who only recently returned to their communities after they were liberated from Boko Haram control.
Gaidam explained that as a result of the displacement suffered by the IDPs, many of them are still unable to go back to their farms and resume farming activities.
He added that while his administration was doing its best to assist the IDPs, the state government alone cannot do everything for them in view of the fiscal and economic situation in the state, saying that the support provided by the customs and other organisations and individuals would complement the state government in helping the IDPs settle back to normal life.
Ali thanked the governor for the visit, saying the service’s decision to offer support was in line with the federal government policy of helping victims of Boko Haram insurgency.
Ali said the service would continue to support the IDPs in every way possible as they reclaim their lives after their areas were liberated by the Nigerian army from Boko Haram control.