(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated assorted food items worth 1.1 million dollars for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno, Yobe and Zamfara States.
Speaking at the flag-off of the distribution to beneficiaries in Maiduguri on Tuesday, the Saudi Deputy Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Ibraheem Alghamedi, said the gesture by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre was part of measures to strengthen relationship between the two countries.
In 2018 the Kingdom offered similar aids worth 10 million dollars in North East while in 2019 it made medical interventions in Oyo and Nasarawa States. In 2021 the kingdom will conduct 12 medical campaigns mostly in combatting blindness and its causes.
Receiving the items, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, lauded the Kingdom for the gesture and assured that staff of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) would handle the distribution to beneficiaries.
PROJECTED IMPACT: The support is a big relief to the recipients and their families, particularly at this period of Ramadan.