NEMA Takes Over Management Of 22 Borno IDPs Camps

Muhammed-Sani-SidiThe National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has on Thursday taken over the “feedings and management” of 22 resettlement camps for Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) in Borno state in compliance with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it signed with the state government last week.

The IDPs camps, are currently accommodating over 125, 000 displaced persons, sacked by the Boko Haram insurgency in the last two years from various towns and communities in Borno state.

The Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Sidi, disclosed this yesterday while launching a programme on the sewing of clothes for displaced persons at Dalori IDP camp in Maiduguri, the state capital.

He said the launching of clothes sewing in Maiduguri, marks the official takeover and management of IDPs in the state, along with the feeding of displaced persons in all the camps here in the metropolis and Biu.

“It is now NEMA’s responsibility to cloth the IDPs apart from feeding and medical services. The agency would do everything possible for the upkeep of all the IDPs in this state,” said Sidi yesterday at the launching.

Sidi, also at a courtesy visit on Governor Kashim Shettima, said that the agency had signed a MoU with Borno state government for managing the 22 established IDPs camps in Maiduguri metropolis and Biu.

He therefore; requested Shettima to provide befitting office accommodations for NEMA staff, so that the camps could be effectively sustained for proper management, before the displaced persons could return to their respective communities.

Earlier, the NEMA boss, while at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), said that the agency is collaborating with the hospital in the treatment of several Boko Haram victims admitted in the last two or three years.

Chairman Medical Advisory Committee in of hospital, Mohammed Bashir Tahir, also said that UMTH has been looking for an opportunity to tell the agency that they need its assistance, adding that since the beginning of insurgency in 2009, the hospital has been single handedly taking care of Boko Haram victim from the North East sub-region of the country.

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