Acting president of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is said to flag off The distribution of 30,000 metric tonnes (1,032 trucks) of cereal directly to affected persons in the Northeastern states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba, Bauchi and Gombe.
The exercise is expected to kick off on Thursday 8th June, 2017 in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The spokesman of National Emmergency Management Agency (NEMA), Sani Datti said in a statement today that this special relief intervention will highligh the strategies that would be adopted for distribution of relief materials approved by the federal government for displaced persons in the North East in accordance with the humanitarian principles.
“It will also serve as litmus test for full cycle of intervention by adapting world best practices while considering our own local peculiarities, exhibiting the best of transparency, accountability and in full consideration of the protection and integrity of the affected persons.
“Each household beneficiary would be issued with a voucher, which is redeemed at the receipt of the household allocation of the food basket. It also involves taking the materials to the doorsteps of the affected persons.
“The distribution, which is based on Dry ration calculations of 6 persons per household and food ration per individual for 30days at 280grams x30/1000k = 8.4 kg times individual requirement per household, is 50.4 kg”, he explained.