Yobe distributes IDB assistance to indigent persons


Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has distributed relief materials donated by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in collaboration with the Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative (PCNI) to indigent persons in Potiskum.


Distributing the materials, the Permanent Secretary of the Agency, Alhaji Musa Idi Jidawa represented by the Director Search and Rescue of the Agency, Alhaji Garba Bilal said a total of 235 households, including 1,645 persons who benefited from the gesture.


Presenting the items, Jidawa said the materials comprising food and non-food items, were donated to Yobe state by the IDB through the PCNI to support the destitute in the state.


Jidawa, who stated that the beneficiaries were selected and registered by the Red Cross on the basis of their income, said the measure was meant to identify actual indigent with a view to assisting them.


He disclosed that based on the mandate of the IDB, 235 households comprising seven persons per house will benefit from the donation.


The Permanent Secretary commended the Islamic Development Bank and the PCNI for complementing government efforts toward ameliorating the sufferings of the victims of insurgency in the state.


Items distributed included 235 bags of rice, milk, soap and salt, cooking oil, Semovita, beans and sanitary pads.


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