NEDC Presents To Yobe Govt Food, Non Food Items As Humanitarian Support



The  North-East Development Commission (NEDC) has presented  food and non-food items to Yobe State Government as humanitarian support for  the people of the state.

Presenting  the items in Damaturu on  Friday, the Managing Director, North East Development Commission (NEDC), Alhaji Goni  Mohammed Alkali noted  that the presentation  was  done  in fulfillment of the commission’s earlier pledge  on August 18, 2022 during the celebration of   2022 World  Humanitarian Day in Maiduguri. 

He said, “Those of you who were present on August 18 when President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the World Humanitarian Day in Borno would witness that we made a commitment to provide succour as humanitarian gesture to all the six states in the North-East region in form of food and non-food items.

“We are here today in Yobe to concretize the promise.”, Alkali said.

He said the items include 10,000 bags  of 25  kg  rice, 5,000 pieces of blankets, 5,000 pieces of leather  mats, 3,000 gallons of vegetable oil, 5,000 pieces of textile wrappers and 3,000 pieces of 10 yards  textile materials.

The Managing Director further explained that as at the time the commission made the  commitment  in August this year, there was  no issues of flood disaster in Yobe State.

He  therefore, made another commitment that the  commission will make additional presentation of food and non food items  for the victims of flood in the affected states of the north east sub  region to alleviate their sufferings and hardships from the flood disaster.

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State  who was represented by the State  Deputy Governor, Alhaji Idi  Gubana  said the  humanitarian support  was apt while appreciating  the NEDC for it’s geature and  continuous support to the state and the entire region.

Highpoint of the occasion included, presentation of the food and non food items, group photographs and  distribution of the items among others.


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