Seized items comprising food and other stuffs seized by officials of Nigeria Customs Service has been donated to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Adamawa state.
Presenting the items at a ceremony in Yola, the chairman of National Logistics Committee on Internally Displaced Persons, Assistant Controller General of Customs, Mr. Abdulkadir Azarema, said the donation was the third so far to the state.
“Today, the National Logistics Committee o Distribution of Relief Items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) is handing over items that we strongly believe will boost the ongoing efforts to resettle IDPs in their ancestral homes”, Azarema said.
He lauded Adamawa government for paying the bills for transporting the items from warehouse across the country.
“We also commend the efforts of Local Organizing Committee for collaborating with National Committee and the State Government to ensure smooth distribution of the relief materials.”
Azarema tasked all those involved in distributing the assistance to ensure transparency.
Speaking at the occasion, the Deputy Governor of Adamawa, Mr Martins Babale who is also the chairman of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, lauded the gesture which he said would go a long way in assisting the IDPs.
Babale assured that the state government would judicious utilization of the donation for the purpose intended.
Items presented included 15, 210 bags of rice, 7, 540 Jerry cans of vegetable oil, 1, 240 bales of cloths, 1,096 pairs of shoes, 1,240 cartons of soap and 1,383 cartons of spaghetti.
By Tom Garba, Yola