The Nigerian Customs service has on Thursday, delivered food, clothes and toiletries to the internally displaced persons (IDP) in Adamawa state. Premium times reports that amongst the relief materials, were seized items by the Nigerian Customs.
The chairman of National Logistics Committee on IDPs, Mr. Abdulkadir Azarema, stated at the presentation ceremony in Yola, that the donation was the third received by the state so far. He said; “Today, the National Logistics Committee on Distribution of Relief Items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) is handing over items that we strongly believe will boost the ongoing efforts to resettle IDPs in their ancestral homes.”
He also commended the efforts of the government to fund the transportation of the items from the warehouses across the country.
“We also commend the efforts of Local Organizing Committee for collaborating with National Committee and the State Government to ensure smooth distribution of the relief materials,” He said. Mr Azarema called for transparency among designated officials in the distribution of the relief materials.
Also present at the event, was the Deputy Governor of Adamawa State and chairman of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, Martins Babale, who spoke of his delight at the gesture by the service. He stated that the assistance will greatly help the IDPs. Adding that the materials would be fully utilised, and the government of the state will ensure the materials fulfil its sole purpose of assisting the IDPs.