The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has Presented about 372.5 metric tons of grains to the Kaduna State Government for onward distribution to vulnerable persons in the state.
The Director-General, NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed Habib, made this known while handing over the relief items to the Governor of Kaduna state, Mall. Nasir ElRufai who was represented by the Deputy Governor Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe.
The DG who was represented by the Director Relief and Rehabilitation, Alhassan Nuhu, said the grains were part of the 12,000 metric tonnes of assorted grains from the National Strategic Reserve Stock approved by President Muhammadu Buhari to aid the vulnerable persons in the state.
He added that the grains were being distributed to all states of the federation to give succour to the most vulnerable groups of persons.
The DG stated that the grains allocated for Kaduna were; 210 metric tonnes of maize or 7 trucks of 50kg, 100 metric tonnes of sorghum or 3.3 trucks of 50kg and 62.5 metric tonnes of millet or 2 trucks of 50kg.
He further stated that the relief items be distributed to the beneficiaries in collaboration with SEMA, the Nigeria Red Cross and other relevant stakeholders.
Leaving the government house the team went to the Dankande Warehouse for an inspection of the relief items preceding the symbolic presentation to the Executive Secretary SEMA, Muhammad Muazu Mukkadas.
In his response, Muhammad Mukaddas on behalf of the state government commended President Buhari for his unflinching support to alleviate the plight of the vulnerable people in the state.
However, he assured that the agency will collaborate with its relevant stakeholders to ensure that the items with immediate effect reach the intended beneficiaries across the state.