Alhaji Dikko Abdullahi, the Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says the service has donated 74 items of relief materials to Internally Displace Persons (IDPs) in Yola.
He spoke during the presentation of the items to Mr Musa Kaibo, the Head of Service in Adamawa on Friday.
Represented by Mr Musa Tahir, a deputy controller, Investigation and Enforcement in the service, Abdullahi said that the service donated the materials to help the IDPs.
“We are here to see them and know how they are doing, now we have come here we have seen them and we feel their pains.
“What we brought is not something that we took from government coffers but voluntary donations from officers and men of NCS.
“We are not just stopping here, we have other things in Abuja that we will take to other IDPs in Yobe and Brono”, he said.
In his response, Kaibo said that the items would help to reduce demand on the government and people of the state for the sustenance of the IDPs.
“We thank the NCS for their kind gesture, we have seen and we have received the items on behalf of government and people of Adamawa”, Kaibo said.
Also responding, Mr Saheh Yusuf, the Head of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Team of the IDPs Camp, said that the team would manage the donation well.
“We have a team that comprises different stakeholders that work along with NEMA to achieve our goal.
“We have the State Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Red Cross and Nigerian Amy, among others, that help in managing the camp”, Yusuf said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the donation comprises bags of rice, vegetable and palm oil, cloths, towels, toiletries, educational materials, shoes, plates and spoons, among others. (NAN)
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Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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