High Cost of Living; NEMA delivers 786.6 tonnes of Maize , Garri to Edo


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has handed over 786.6 metric tonnes of assorted grains to Edo State government for onward distribution to the vulnerable in the state.

The NEMA Director General, Zubaida Umar, said the items was aimed at cushioning the effect of high cost of food items in the country on the vulnerable.

Represented by the Acting Director NEMA South-South zone Mr. Walson Brandon Ibarakumo, said the items were in fulfillment of President Bola Tinibu’s promise to reduce the impact of the
current economic down-turn being experienced in the country in line with Renewed Hope Agenda.

“Today, we are here to hand-over 786.6 metric tones of food items such as maize and garri to the state government for onward distribution to identified deserving vulnerable Nigerians in the communities through constituted committees in each of the local government.

He said the membership of the committee is made up of chairman of local government, state emergency management agency, traditional ruler, security agents, faith-based organizations, Nigerian union of local government empioye6es, Red Cross Society, women associations, persons with disability among others.

According to him, based on the directives of Mr President, 20 percent of the food items for each local government should be given to religious organizations while three percent should be to given to boarding schools.

Receiving the items, the Commissioner for Ministry of Public Security and Safety Mr. Kingsley Uwagbale, said the assorted grains received comprise of 14,040 of 50kg bags of Maize and 3,384 of 25kg bags of Garri.

While commending the federal government and NEMA for the gesture, he assured that the items would reach the beneficiaries.

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