NEDC donates food, non-food items to Adamawa flood victims  

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has donated food and non-food items to victims of flood and other disasters in Adamawa state to ameliorate their suffering.

This latest intervention is in fulfillment of the commitments made by the Commission during the World Humanitarian Day during which NEDC distributed food and non food items in Borno state to mark the day with a promise to extend same to all the North-east states.

The items donated to Adamawa at the weekend as done earlier in other five other states include; 10,000 bags of rice 3000 jerry can of vegetable oil, 5000 blankets, 5000 mats, 5000 wrappers , 5000 shadda for men and 3,000 children wear respectively.

Blueprint learnt that, so far, the total number of states that benefited from the NEDC gesture in the North-east are six.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, managing director of the North East Development Commission (NEDC), Mohammed Alkali said the decision by the commission to intervene in this area was in line with the mandate of bringing succour to victims of disasters in the region.

He reiterated the commitment of the commission to the rebuilding of the North-east and lived up to expectations in the discharge of their responsibilities stressing that, the commission will keep on the good work of intervening in all critical sectors of the region to make life better for the people. 

Alkali further commended the state government on its efforts  to support the victims of the disaster in their state and implored the state government to identify areas of their needs which they want the commission to intervene to enable the commission to come to their rescue as much as they can.

On his part, Secretary to Adamawa State Government, Mallam Bashir Ahmed, who represented Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, commended the NEDC and the minister of humanitarian affairs for the intervention.