Boko Haram: Saudi government sends 140,000 bags of food to Nigeria

Filed in Local News by on December 6, 2018 0 Comments

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reached out to Nigeria through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre by donating at least 140,468 bags of food items to Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno and Yobe states.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) revealed this in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Malam Sani Datti, on Thursday, December 6, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

According to the report, the statement said the director-general of the agency, Mustapha Maihaja, made the disclosure at the launch of the distribution exercise in Teacher Village displaced ersons’ camp in Maiduguri, Borno state.

It was learnt that Maihaja explained that 125, 317 baskets of food items would be distributed by the agency to 33,343 households in designated camps and communities in Borno for the next four months.

Datti commended the efforts of the Brig Gen Mansur Dan Ali, the defence minister, who facilitated the food assistance to the north east.

The statement said 62,686 cartons of food items containing four kg semovita, two litres of vegetables oil, 29 sachets of tomatoes, one kg salt and two sachets of seasoning would be distributed directly to victims by NEMA and other critical stakeholders.

The statement further said the agency would also be distributing a total of 125,372 bags of 25kg rice; and many bags of beans and that each household of six persons will get a food basket of 59.8 kg for a period of one month.

“While in Yobe, a total of 15,096 bags of 25kg of rice and beans with 7, 548 packs of food items are to be distributed to 3,774 households who have been identified,” the statement read adding that the leader of the team, assistant director of emergency aid in the centre, Nasser Alsubaie, said the donation would benefit more than 840,000 IDPs in the north east.


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