Following last week’s disbandment of committee feeding the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP), the Borno government on Monday commenced household feeding for IDPs from Marte Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government had sacked the committee and approved the implementation of household feeding for the IDPs after protest against poor feeding in their camps.
Alhaji Mamman Durkwa, the Deputy Governor of the state, who flagged off the exercise at a ceremony in Maiduguri, said that the gesture was in fulfilment of the promise made to the IDPs.
“I am here on the orders of Gov. Kashim Shettima to flag off the household feeding in this camp as we promised you last week.
“The flag off is to show you that government places great premium on your welfare, as we care for your well being, ’’he said.
Durkwa said that each household would be given enough food rations that would last for at least one month under the arrangement.
“Each household will receive a bag of 50kg rice, maize, semovita and other food items that would last for one month.
“Those of you with large families will receive higher than those with few members of household for fairness,” he said.
He also said that the LGA Caretaker Chairman had been instructed to supply charcoal to each of the IDPs to enable them cook their food on their own.
“We are going to give you enough food items for the month, while the LGA Caretaker Chairman will supply each household with charcoal for cooking,” Durkwa said.
He advised the IDPs against unnecessary protests saying that government was concerned about their wellbeing.
“I want to advise you to be wary of some individuals who want to instigate you to go on riot for their selfish agenda.
“If you have any problem, you can easily contact the Caretaker Chairman for a solution instead of taking to the streets on protest, ‘’Durkwa said.