Shettima Sets Up Committee To Tackle Health, Nutritional Challenges In IDPs Camps


By Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri

Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, has set up an 11-man committee headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Usman Shuwa, to immediately ensure that the health, nutritional and water challenges faced by internally displaced persons in camps across the state are solved.



    The governor visited some of the camps following report of deaths resulting from malnutrition and said something needs to be done urgently to assuage the people’s plight.

    “In some of the camps they are doing well, but we need to ensure the high nutritional level of the food they are serving,” Shettima told journalists after his visit.

    “We have to support them to further enhance the quality of the food they are serving, and in one of the camps they are facing the challenge of water, we instructed that water should be provided for them.”

    He also stated that security around the camps should be tightened to prevent a recurrence of the type of bomb attack that recently rocked the Malkohi IDPs camp in Yola, Adamawa state.


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