Gov. Kashim Shettima on Thursday 23 November 2016 in Maiduguri at Government house received 11,517 bags of 50kg rice being last phase of the consignment donation by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in October 2015 to IDPs in Borno state.
Receiving the rice from the members of National Logistics Committee on the distribution of relief materials to IDPs, Gov. Shettima expressed gratitude to President Buhari for the donation and also thanked the Securities agencies for their role in protecting the items on transit from various Custom’s warehouses across the federation.
He further assured the committee of equitable distribution of the items stressing that he will make sure that the rice reaches the targeted beneficiaries more especially the IDPs in the host communities which constitute the larger percentage of the bulk of IDPs in the state.
Shettima also explained that the 98 trucks of maize recently donated by the FG from the National Grain Reserves is presently being fortified and packaged by the Maiduguri Flour Mills to make edible to IDPs before its distributed to the IDPs.
He also use the medium to inform the gathering that his administration is in final phase of negotiation with Kebbi state government to procure 300 trucks of rice, all geared toward fighting the rising problem of hunger in the state.
On his part, the Chairman of National Logistics Committee ACG of Customs, Sanusi Umar was full of praises the governor for his resilience in the fight against Boko Haram and commended him for the kind manner he has been handling the IDPs in the state.
He also thanked the Gov. Shettima for settling all the bills for conveying the goods to Maiduguri from their various warehouses.
23 November 2016.
In Maiduguri Borno State