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NEDC donates food items /clothes to Gombe flood victims



The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has donated food items and clothes to flood victims in Gombe.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the items donated were received by Gombe Deputy Governor Manassah Jatau in Gombe on Tuesday.

Flood that affected Funakaye Local Government Area of Gombe led to the death of 13 people and destruction of many houses .

Alhaji Mohammed Alkali, Managing Director NEDC, who presented the relief materials to the victims through the state government, said they included 10,000 bags of rice, 3,000 gallons of vegetable oil, and 5,000 pieces of blankets.

Others are 5,000 pieces of mats, 5,000 bundles of wrappers, 3,000 bundles of cotton clothes and 3,000 pieces of children’s wears.

According to him, during the recent World Humanitarian Day in Maiduguri, the commission made some pronouncements to support all the six states of the region.

This is in terms of palliative through the Presidential Committee on Repatriation, Return and Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

“ We have since handed over that of Borno State to Gov. Babagana Zulum and in Yobe State, to the Deputy Governor Idi Barde Gubana and now to Gombe State,” he said.

In his response, the deputy governor of Gombe, who received the items on behalf of the government, promised that the government would reach the target population.

He thanked the commission for its numerous interventions, saying “ NEDC has been contributing immensely towards improving the lives of citizens of the state and the entire region.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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