By Michael Olugbode
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has expressed its willingness to collaborate with other humanitarian actors in the North-east to bring relief to thousands of displaced households in the region.
The protracted Boko Haram crisis in the region has left about two million people displaced with thousands of households living in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp.
Speaking on Sunday in Maiduguri at the official flag-off of Project 100k, which is sponsored by Mon Club International, an organisation formed by humanitarian workers with the aim of providing relief to victims of insurgency in Borno State, the Acting Zonal Coordinator of NEMA North-east Zone, Wagami Madu, said NEMA is always ready to collaborate with any cooperate body, public spirited individual to bring succour to people affected by disaster all over the country.
The Project 100k is aimed at providing soap to 100,000 households of IDPs in Borno State.
Madu commended the humanitarian workers for their efforts so far, noting that NEMA is ready to collaborate with them.
The acting zonal coordinator also extended the goodwill and commendation of the Director General NEMA, Air Vice Marshall Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd), to all humanitarian workers providing services to distressed person’s in the North-east and the country at large.
The flag-off of Project 100k at Kusheri community of Maiduguri benefitted 1900 households.
Other liberated communities of Kala Balge, Kukawa, Nganzai,Magumeri and Monguno Local Government Areas of Borno State are also expected to benefit from the exercise.