The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has commenced the distribution of food items donated by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) to 500 vulnerable household in Kano State.
Director General of the agency, Mustapha Habib, on Monday while flagging off the distribution said it was in line with the provision of humanitarian service to people that have been impacted by natural and human induced disasters.
Represented by Planning Research and Forcasting, NEMA, Hajiya Fatima Kassim, said the donation is timely during this holy month of ramadan.
“The 500 vulnarables affected by disaster in Bunkure communities and other local government of Kano State were profiled by NEMA in collaboration with Kano State Emergency Management Agency(SEMA).
“Each household will get a total of 59.8kg of food items which include rice 25kg, beans 25kg, masa Vita flour 4kg, tomato paste 2kg, vegetable oil 2 litres and Salt 0.8kg”
According to him, NEMA in collaboration with KSrelief between 2018 and 2021 donated food baskets to 8,050 IDPs in Borno, Yobe and Zamfara states.
“The food items will go a long way in contributing the recovery process of the beneficiaries that have been impacted by the insurgency”
The Director General commended King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Said, the crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammad bin Salman the Manager KSrelief as well as good people of Saudi Arabia for the continued concern and support.
Earlier, in his remarks, the Deputy Counsel General Saudi Embassy Kano, Alhaji Nawaf Muhammad, said the donation was to cushion the difficulties the beneficiaries are facing and pledges to continue with the gesture.
Malam Abdulaziz Muhammad, speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries commended the agency and KSrelief for the gesture