Food distribution to IDPs will end soon – NEMA

The head of operations, Gombe state office of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Hajia Anima Amman has stated that the federal government will not indefinitely distribute food items to internally displaced persons, IDPs, irrespective of their locations.

Amman said the agency’s obligation is to only provide such food items to victims of disasters and IDPs in a specified period apparently to alleviate their sufferings.

The NEMA head of operation disclosed this to newsmen during an interview in Bauchi on the sidelines of a stakeholders’ meeting.

She stressed that the meeting is timely to enhance ways of mitigating fire, flood and conflict disasters in Bauchi state.

“FG had since prioritise the plights of IDPs in most prone areas through distribution of food items to alleviate the victims conditions but such gesture is for a period of time not a continues exercise,” he added.

According to Amman, the meeting with stakeholders is to provide avenues for strengthening disaster management, threat and recommendations against the menace

She noted that the responsibility of disaster prevention is not the sole business of NEMA alone but that all hands must be on deck.

“NEMA alone cannot mitigate any kind of disaster but it’s the sole responsibility of all stakeholders across,” Amman stressed.

She therefore sought stakeholders’ support for the reduction of disasters through the enlightenment of residents.

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