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Thursday, 16 February 2017

PHOTOS: Nigerian Customs Donates Relief Materials To IDP Camps




Donation of relief items by the Nigerian Customs to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State (PHASE III)

In continuation of the National Logistics Committee's interventions to alleviate the plight of our people affected by the activities of insurgents in the North-East, the Committee was in Maiduguri earlier today for the third phase of items distribution.

The items donated, being from a presidential directive to donate seized perishable items to IDPs are as follows:

- 36,822 (50kg) bags of rice,
- 7,752 (20ltrs) jerry cans of vegetable oil,
- 727 cartons of vegetable oil,
- 3,003 cartons of spaghetti,
- 59 bags of second hand shoes,
- 4 bags of handbags.
Governor Shettima welcomed and thanked the Nigerian Customs service for their gesture, and commended their transparency;

"All they are after is to show compassion and support to the people of the North East. And I believe when the history of this époque is going to be written, the name of the Nigerian Customs Service is going to be written in gold for coming to the aid of fellow Nigerians. In years gone by, some of these food stuff tend to get rotten without being utilized for the good of the people, or they are being auctioned at ridiculously low prices to some interested persons. But lo and behold, this is the third time they are doing this.

"It is quite gratifying to note that the Nigerian Customs Service has displayed a lot of transparency, even by the composition of the team, it goes to show that they have absolutely nothing to hide.
"All they are after is to show compassion and support to the people of the North East. And I believe when the history of this epoque is going to be written, the name of the Nigerian Customs Service is going to be written in gold for coming to the aid of fellow Nigerians. In years gone by, some of these food stuff tend to get rotten without being utilized for the good of the people, or they are being auctioned at ridiculously low prices to some interested persons. But lo and behold, this is the third time they are doing this". Shettima said

The Governor reiterated the fact that the items are very good for human consumption, none is expired, and he will ensure transparency and discipline in the distribution;

"Most importantly, I will even go with the journalists to show to them, just like the last time we did, that none of these food items is an expired commodity. Believe me they are very good for human consumption, and we shall put in place a machinery to ensure transparency and discipline in the distribution of these commodities". he said
Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman of the National Logistics Committee, ACG Abdulkadir Azarema commended His Excellency, the Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima for his total and selfless commitment to the security and well being of all the people living in the State.

"Let me therefore commend His Excellency, the Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima for his total and selfless committment to the security and well being of all the people living in Borno State. Paying for the transportation of these relief items from various Customs Warehouses across the country to Maiduguri is commendable and represents the State Government's continuous determination to restore IDPs to normal life" ACG Azarema said.

He also assured Governor Shettima of continuous discharge of the assignment with an utmost sense of responsibility, and thanked the Nigerian military of their efforts in creating an enabling environment for IDPs to return to their homes;
"I want to assure His Excellency that members of the National Logistics Committee under the coordination of the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd), will continue to discharge this assignment with utmost sense of responsibility.

"We therefore urge all those involved in the distribution chain to ensure smooth and transparent distribution to the intended beneficiaries.

"We thank the Nigerian Military for defeating the enemies of our land and creating an enabling environment for IDPs to return to their ancestral homes. We are confident that with supports such as this coming from various people and organisations, we will win back our peace insha Allah". he said
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