Buni distributes food and nonfood items to victims of flood disaster in Yobe

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Uche Friday, Damaturu.

Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni had today, the 20th day of August 2023, distributed items of special national economic livelihood emergency intervention to selected beneficiaries in the state.

The program is being implemented by the national emergency management agency to victims of the 2022 flood disaster under the Federal Government’s program.

The relief package contains food items, livelihood support materials including improved seeds and tools.

The governor added that the intervention is also meant to close the gaps created by subsidy removal to boost the income of 2022 flood disaster-affected households’ and agricultural productivity.

The intervention he said, is targeted to benefit over 9000 beneficiaries out of 24, 640 registered victims.

The beneficiaries who cut across all the 17 local government areas of the state were carefully identified by Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) are to benefit from this package.

He called on all beneficiaries to appreciate the fact that Government at all levels cares for their well-being as such they should reciprocate such kind gestures by putting the items to proper use and avoid reselling them.

He therefore directed SEMA to ensure post-distribution monitoring through Local Emergency Management Committees (LEMCs) and the various Local Government Council structures to ensure proper utilization of the donated items.

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