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Saturday, 23 April 2016

Photos: Distribution of relief items to the people of Buni Yadi who returned 2 years after Boko Haram took over the town

Residents of Buni Yadi, a community in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, returned home on April 16, two years after fleeing their town due to series of attacks from Boko Haram terrorists. On Friday, a National Logistics Committe set up by Customs to coordinate the transfer of seized goods in its Warehouses to IDP Camps in the North East and other places, arrived the town to distribute relief materials to the IDPs.

According to the Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs, Sanusi Umar, following a Presidential Mandate,
 "a National Logistics Committee was set up by Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd), to coordinate the transfer of seized goods in Customs Warehouses to IDP Camps in the North East and other places. Membership of Committee comprises Representatives from the Nigeria Customs Service, Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force, Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Road Safety Corps, and NAFDAC. We also had members from Civil Society Organization like the Red Cross and the Media.Through the partnership with these agencies, we have benefited from effective collaboration that ensured smooth operation. We must register our appreciation to all these agencies for their contribution towards this National assignment".
The National Logistics Committee on the distribution of Relief items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) made a stop-over in Damaturu,Yobe State. On arrival, the Committee headed to the State House to brief the Governor and State officials on the mandate of the Committee.

The State Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Engr. Abubakar Ali, received the Committee on behalf of the Governor. The Committee, led by the Deputy Governor proceeded to Buni-Yadi to distribute relief materials to the people who have suffered untold hardship.

Below is the remarks by Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, presented by the Commander, 79 Composite Group, Nigeria Air Force, Maiduguri, Air Commodore Paul Dimfina at the ceremony:

"It gives me great pleasure to be here in continuation of the intervention programme put in place by the Federal Government of Nigeria to assist our fellow Nigerians displaced by the insurgency crisis in the last 5 years.
2. Today’s event is therefore in fulfilment of a Presidential Mandate given to the Comptroller-General of Customs to transfer items seized by the Customs and legally forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria for the use of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in various camps across the North-East.
3. In the first phase of its operation in Yobe, the Committee has transferred the following items for its intervention programme.
i. RICE (50KG) 4,491 Bags
 ii. VEG. OIL (25 LTRS) 2,504 Jerry cans
 iii. SOAP 500 Cartons
 iv. USED CLOTHS 263 Bales
 vii. BRANDED WRAPPER 200 Pieces
 viii. SPAGHETTI 431 Cartons
 ix. FOOTWEAR 250 Cartons & Bags
 x. MOSQUITO COIL 527 Cartons
 xi. SUGAR 20 Cartons & Bags
4. Your Excellencies, it is gladdening to note the current trend of IDPs leaving the designated Camps back to the communities. This is a testimony to the fact that Nigeria is winning the war on insurgents, and peace is being restored to the North-East.
5. This intervention should therefore be seen as laying foundation for full relocation of the displaced persons to their communities. It is our hope that with the coming of the raining season, our citizens in the liberated territories will engage in agriculture and other activities to re-engineer our economic revival.
6. On our part, we must express our appreciation to Mr. President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, for his support to the on-going operations to rid our dear country of insurgents wherever they may be. We like to assure Nigerians that we are committed to the onerous task of restoring peace to North-East, and lay a solid foundation for economic regeneration.
7. I also want to use this opportunity to urge returning IDPs to remain vigilant and report all suspicious activities to the Law Enforcement Agents.
8. Your Excellencies, on behalf of the National Committee, I hereby present these relief materials for the use of Internally Displaced Persons in Yobe State. Thank you"

The speech of the State Governor was read by the Deputy –Governor, Engr. Abubakar Ali:
"Let me also bring to the attention of this gathering that the current priority of the State Government is to ensure the restoration of the basic facilities in the areas to which the IDPs have returned or to facilitate their return. Already, the sum of about N20 million has been expended to rehabilitate water facilities in nine towns and villages including Katarko, Gujba, Goniri and Buni-Gari among others. Here in Buni-Yadi, with the current influx of people back to town, the immediate need of the people apart from food is provision of water and health facilities. The State Government is gearing towards the provision of these basic infrastructures to the town very soon. The rehabilitation of other facilities like health, schools, electricity and administrative buildings demand much more funds with Buni-Yadi alone estimated to cost more than N400 million”

Source: Nigeria Customs Service/NEMA

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freeborn bamislam suani zinalima said...

Good one.
They have really sufferd alot all in the name of hunger for power for terrorist buhari's and all northern leaders that make them form boko haram now the nemesis is on them.
They are welcome back.

#sad indeed

Odibe Blessing said...

Welcm bck,I pray dey won't to hunt u guys again

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Nice one, FG

...merited happiness

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

Thank God.


Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Thank God

vinna saviour said...

Nice of dem

vinna saviour said...

Nice of dem

christie benjamin said...


anita gold said...

Well done.

anita gold said...

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Vivian Reginalds said...

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Miriam Aguzie said...

Nice. #Lindangwanu#

Juliet Iwuno said...

Dats great news! It is well with dem. Linda take note!

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

This shouldn't have happened if the clueless govt then and now did their job!!

Tochukwu Uchendu said...

Who get these seized imported goods? South easterners. Hustlers. Nigeria we hail thee!

Di Mateo Xavie said...

Nice one

Anonymous said...

Hehehe The moral of the story, do not bring in contraband goods under Buhari administration it will end up with those that really need it... See donation from customs now. Now these BuniYadi peeps will realise that Nigeria has a government not like what BH was telling them that Nigeria isn't a country to belong to. Heeeheheh See the customs boss face sef...hehehe

Anonymous said...

Dangote and TY Danjuma over to you. That money you all raised can we now get some Cement Donations too? So the people can begin to build their homes. God bless Nigeria!

Jamila Shaibu said...

Eyahhh!! Thank God

Anonymous said...

Seize from igbo importers and give to them,igbo feeding the nation undisputed.

Apple Berry said...

Eyah. So happy 4 them

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