The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on friday distributed relief materials to 1800 victims of recent comunual crises in some parts of southern Taraba.
Mustapha Habib Ahmed, Director General of the Agency, while Flagging Off the distribution in Ussa said that Federal government was committed to alleviating the hardship of the people occasioned by crises in the area.
The DG who was represented by Mr CyprianAgwunwa, Head of Account Unit Nema Yola Operations office, said that the Agency deemed it necessary to provide both food and non food items to cushion the effect of communal crisis on the people.
According to him, this donation and distribution is aimed at bringing succour to those who had been displaced in recent communal crisis in this area.
The DG further explained that the 1800 direct beneficiaries translated into 300 households covering affected local government areas which is Donga, Takum and Ussa local government areas as well as Yangtu Development Area.
Mustapha Habib Ahmed regretted that funds which would have been used for other meaningful development of the people were been diverted by the government for the provision of relief items for victims of intertribal conflicts.
He appealed to the affected communities to live in peace with one another.
In his remark, Hon Rimande Shawulu Kwewum, Member Representating Donga, Takum, Ussa LGA and Yangtu SDA who was ably represented by his Senior Legislative Aid. Mr Rimamtanung E Tsokwa commended the Federal government for it kind gesture.
Rimannde, said that peace had returned to the affected communities.
He advised the beneficiaries to make good use of the items especially, using the building materials for their resettlements.
Rev Ilaythu Jallon, from Reform church of chirist (RCCN)who spoke on behalf of Yangtu community thanked the Federal government fir the kind gesture.
Jallon thanked NEMA officials for the transparent distribution of the Relief items.
Mrs Polina Danladi, another beneficiary from Donga said that the items would go along way in alleviating their hardship.
She thanked the Federal government and the Honorable member for the support given to them. And pray for more peace in the community.
He mentioned that some of the items distributed were Rice, beans, maize, vegitable oil, Maggi Cube and tomato pastes.
Others were cement, roofing sheets, plastic rubber, Guinea Brocade, chiildren wear among others.
The distribution was successful, well covered by both print and electronic media.
NEMA, PRESS UNIT
10th December, 2022