The Federal Government through the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons has flagged off the distribution of relief items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Zamfara state.
The commission says two thousand beneficiaries will benefit from the gesture
Performing the ceremony in Gusau, the Zamfara state Capital, the Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons Basheer Mohammed represented by Bello Mohammed said the materials were to ameliorate the IDPs needs
He said they were in the state for the symbolic distribution of the relief materials and to obtain first hand assessment of the IDPs situation in Zamfara state.
“Our focus as a commission is to drive the process of ensuring the return and reintegration of the IDPs, to restore sense of dignity to the affected communities in the four most affected Local Government Areas where most of the attacks occurred.
The Commissioner further said that the commission was committed to the provision of food, non-food items and offering of skills across the country for the IDPs.
On his part the Zamfara state Governor Bello Matawalle represented by the commissioner of special duties Sadiq Maiturare commended the Federal Government for the gesture adding that the state is working to return all Internal Displaced Persons to their homes
He arrangements has been made to provide adequate security in all affected communities for the IDPs to be comforable
Also, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Humanitarian affairs and Disaster Management Fa’ika Ahmed assures that the agency will do justice in the distribution of the items h
She said only the affected persons will benefit from the items
Two thousand Internal Displaced Persons from Kaura Namoda, Anka, Zurmi and Gusau local government areas will benefit from the gesture.
Some of the items donated Includes rice, Maize, Milet, Palm oil, Matrasses, toiletries, Grinding and Irrigation pumping machines among other valuable items.