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FG donates relief items to victims of Plateau crisis

The Federal government has handed over food and non-food items to the government of Plateau state for onward distribution to over 15,450 persons affected by communal crises in five local government councils of the state.

President Muhammadu Buhari, through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development approved food and non-food items distributed to the victims to provide succor to the affected persons.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq, while handing over the items in Jos thanked President Muhammad Buhari for promoting a people-oriented agenda that seeks to reduce poverty in Nigeria.

Hajiya Sadiya commiserated with the government and people of Plateau state following the loss of lives and property as a result of the communal unrest, banditry as well as religious and ethnic crises in Bassa, Barikin Ladi, Riyom, Jos North, and Jos East.

“I wish to use this medium to commiserate with the Governor and good people of Plateau State especially those in Jos North, Jost East, Birkin Ladi, Bassa, and Riyom local government areas, over the loss of lives of their loved ones, their property and sources of livelihood due to communal clashes.

Responding, Governor Simon Lalong thanked the Federal Government for the prompt response.

Earlier, the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Ahmed Habib stated that NEMA had conducted an on-the-spot assessment of the damage in the five affected local government councils.

Reporting by Hadiza Abdulrahman; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino