The Government of Qatar has donated food items valued at N6.5 million to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in Borno State, comprising of bags of rice, beans, millet, guinea corn, maize and gallons of palm oil.
Presenting the food items at the Borno State Government House, Maiduguri on Tuesday, Mohammed Ajur Director of Qatar Charity, said the food items was to complement “humanitarian assistance and intervention” of the United Nations and other donor agencies to the IDPs.
Ajur said the foundation in collaboration with the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido and the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Garbai El-Kanemi, donated the items to the Borno state government for onward distribution to the IDPs to cushion their hardships.
He thanked the royal fathers and state government for their cooperation and prayed for quick return of peace to the state and the country at large, while urging the government to ensure judicious distribution of the relief materials.
Receiving the materials on behalf of Governor Kashim Shettima, the Deputy Governor, Usman Durkwa thanked the government of Qatar and the NGO for their support and assistance to the state government and IDPs.
He called on other NGOs and humanitarian organisations to emulate them, while assuring that the items will be distributed to the right beneficiaries.