Betty Earland, Gombe
The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has assisted victims with foodstuffs and clothes in the state following the flood that destroyed lives and ravaged millions worth of properties in Gombe state.
Presenting the relief materials to the victims through the state government, the managing director of the commission, Mohammed Alkali, stated that the items include; 10,000 bags of rice, 3,000 gallons of vegetable oil, 5, 000 pieces of blankets, 5, 000 pieces of mats, 5, 000 bundles of wrappers, 3, 000 bundles of cotton clothes and 3,000 pieces of children wear.
According to him, during the recent World Humanitarian Day held in Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital, the commission made some pronouncements to support all the six states of the region in terms of palliative through the Presidential Committee on Repatriation, Return, and Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Alkali noted that the commission has since handed over that of Borno State to Governor Babagana Umara Zulum and YOBE State to Deputy Governor Idi Barde Gubana and now Gombe State.
Responding, the Gombe State deputy governor Manasseh Jatau who received the items on behalf of the government promised that they would reach those meant for.
The deputy governor appealed for more interventions from the commission to the state.
It would be recalled that flood had wreaked havoc in parts of the state which led to the deaths of 13 people and the destruction of many houses in this year’s rainy season.