840,000 Borno, Yobe IDPs get food donations from Saudi
NEWS DIGEST–The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre has donated 140,468 bags of food items to displaced victims of Boko Haram in Borno and Yobe states.
About 840,000 internally displaced persons in the North-Eastern states are to benefit from the donations, according to the National Emergency Management Agency.
In his address at the commencement of distribution of the food items in Teacher Village displaced persons camp, Maiduguri, Borno State, the Director-General, NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja, said 125,317 baskets of food items would be distributed by the centre to 33,343 households in designated camps and communities in the state for the next four months.
Maihaja, in a statement issued by NEMA in Abuja on Thursday, said the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, facilitated the movement of the food items to the North-East.
The agency stated that in Borno State, 125,372 bags of 25kg of rice and beans, and 62,686 cartons of condiments with each containing 4kg Semovita, two litres of vegetable oil, 29 sachets of tomatoes, 1kg of salt and two sachets of seasoning were to be distributed directly through the combined efforts of NEMA, SEMA and critical stakeholders using the voucher system.
It stated that each household of six persons would get a food basket of 59.8kg for the period of one month.