Flag off of the distribution of relief materials approved by the President, Muhammadu Buhari for Nigerian 🇳🇬 refugees in Dar’ salam camp, Baga Sola, Lake Chad Province, Republic of Chad.
The Federal Government delegation led by the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq represented by a Director in the Ministry Alhaji Ali Grema, and comprising an Inter-Agency Committee were in the camp to deliver the relief items on behalf of the President.
The refugees are Nigerians displaced by insurgency in the North East who fled across the border to the neighbouring Republic of Chad.
ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, Dr Siga Fatima Jagne, who presented the items said the gesture was part of it’s capacity building and institutional strengthening support of national disaster management and civil protection agencies in ECOWAS Region.
NEMA direct distribution of fertilizers to farmers in Jigawa State under the Emergency Agricultural Intervention approved by Mr President, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari
Honorable Minister of Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development Sadiya Farouq flagged off the distribution recently with the Director General of NEMA Muhammadu A Muhammad
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre will flag off distribution of relief assistance to displaced victims of Boko Haram insurgency tomorrow in Maiduguri, Borno state and Friday in Damaturu, Yobe state.
The Hon Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama during an interview with media at the 4th bilateral commission meeting in Algiers, Algeria. With him is the Director General NEMA Engr. Mustapha Maihaja
A delegation from the Royal kingdom of Saudi Arabia led by Naser Bin Al-Subai’i of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Agency was in the Headquarters of NEMA today and was received by the Director General Engr Mustapha Maihaja.
The delegation was accompanied by officials of the Nigerian Defense Headquarters led by Brigadier General MS Ahmed and Ministry of Defense as well as the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia Abuja. The DG NEMA was joined by the Director Search and Rescue NEMA Air Commodore SPI Ohemu and other senior officials of the Agency and held discussions with the Saudia delegation on a proposed humanitarian aid to displaced persons in Nigeria by the Government of the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Agency and the Saudi Development Fund.
DG NEMA, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja, FNSE with some participants at the venue of the Disaster Management Course in Doha, Qatar
NEMA with Ambassador. Haruna Bawa A. Wase, the Nigerian Ambassador to Qatar. During the DG’s visit at the Embassy of Nigeria after the Disaster Management Course in Doha.
A batch of 144 Nigerians, which included four pregnant women, on Thursday, voluntary returned from Libya with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU).
The returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 10.30pm.
They returned aboard a chartered Airbus 320 with registration number LZ-MDI operated by VIA Airways.
The returnees comprised 54 adult females — four of whom were pregnant — and seven female children.
There were also 79 adult males and four male children.
The South West Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu, received the returnees on behalf of Federal Government.
Also on hand to receive them were officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) , the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Police.
The returnees were each given £100 to settle down in Nigeria, while some state governments assisted them with transportation back home.
Telecommunications company, Airtel, in collaboration with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs, also gave the returnees free mobile handsets and sim cards to facilitate their reintegration.