nemaYOLA – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said it would establish relief materials collection centres in strategic locations in Adamawa.
The Northeast Camps Coordinator of the agency, Alhaji Sa’ad Bello, said this in Yola while distributing food and other relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
The distribution was at the EYN Church, Vunokilang in Girei Local Government Area of the state.
Bello said the centres would serve as relief points for the IDPs, especially for those living within the host communities.
According to him, the centres will ease access to staff of the agency for disbursement of the relief items.
He urged IDPs not to register in multiple camps to avoid collecting more rations so that the materials could go round.
He announced that 15 camps had been designated by the agency in the state for the IDPs, noting that over 100 pregnant women successfully put to bed in various camps.
He added that more women were expecting their babies and arrangements had been made for them to be taken care of.
Receiving the relief materials, the Pastor of EYN Church in Vunoklang, Mr Obadiah Ali, thanked the agency for the items donated to the IDPs.
He said the items would be equitably distributed.
In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary in charge of IDPs in Adamawa, Alhaji Hamman Haruna, advised the IDPs not to be in a hurry to go back to their ancestral homes.
He urged them to be patient and wait in the camps until the insecurity situation was in the North East was tackled and total normalcy returned.