Hardship: NEMA Distributes Palliatives in Abia

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has officially handed the assorted food commodities given to Nigerians by the Federal Government to cushion the effect of high cost of food items in the country to the Abia State government.

The handing-over ceremony occurred on Friday in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.

The Director General of NEMA Zubaida Umar, in her speech read by the Director Relief and Rehabilitation, Adamu Usur, appreciated the government of President Bola Tinubu for releasing these foods from the National Strategic Reserve to ameliorate the sufferings of people due to the high cost of food in the country. She appealed to the stakeholders involved in the food distribution to ensure that the modalities for distribution are adhered to.

The Abia State government represented by the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Caleb Ajagba, welcomed the NEMA team and thanked the government of President Tinubu for the worthwhile initiative. He assured that the items will be judiciously distributed irrespective of religious, political or social affiliations. He immediately asked the Chairman State Operating Committee on Grain Intervention in the state, Eric Egwuibe, to oversee the the distribution exercise.

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