FG sends delegation to IDPs in Dikwa
President Muhammadu Buhari has on Sunday sent a very powerful delegation to the ancient town of Dikwa where some Internally Displaced People (IDP’s) are presently taking refuge in temporary camps.
The delegation according to Abdulkadir Ibrahim,Information Officer, NEMA North East zone, was led by the Borno state Governor, Alh Kashim Shettima included the zonal coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency Alh Muhammed Kanar. The delegation was received by the Local Government Chairman, Mohammed Ali Gana who conducted the Governor and his team round the IDP Camp, Clinic and kitchen among other places.
Shettima said “I am here as an emissary of President Buhari, we are here to commiserate with the people of Dikwa, Ngala, Kala-Balge, Mafa and Marte who have congregated in Dikwa town and to assure you of his unflinching support and empathy.
“I brought a message of hope from President Buhari that In-Sha-Allah, all effort must be on board to see that your communities, your schools and your infrastructures destroyed by the demented monsters of Boko Haram would be rebuilt in the new year in the first quarter of 2016” Shettima further stressed.
Gov. Shettima commended all stakeholders in the Local Government and other donor agencies Especially the National Emergency Management Agency North East zonal office for their roles in catering for citizens of the state who have suffered from insurgents attacks.
The Governor was accompanied to the visit by the outgoing GOC of the 7 Division Maj. Gen. Lamidi Adeosun .
NEMA has been partnering with the Borno State Emergency Management Agency and other humanitarian stake holders in the rehabilitation of over 1.5 million individuals and communities affected by insurgency in the North East region. The agency has been providing relief materials, tents, drugs and medical services to communities recently liberated from insurgents control.