USAID donates relief materials to IDPs in Kaduna.

Written by on January 27, 2021

From left: Barr. Chikodina Omokide, (Program Manager, USAID/NERI), Hon. Ishaku Chawaza (Member, Chikun State Constituency), Mal. Abubakar Hassan(Executive Secretary, KADSEMA)and Hon. Samaila Leeman(Caretaker Chairma, Chikun Council) presenting relief materials to displaced persons from 7 communities of Chikun LGA, taking refuge at Gwagwada

United States Agency International Development (USAID), in collaboration with Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), under the Nigeria Early Recovery lnitiative (NERI) program, on Tuesday, 26 January, took delivery of two trailer-load of relief materials to displaced persons from 8 communities taking refuge in Gwagwada, Chikun Council of Kaduna State, North West Nigeria.

The relief materials provided for 300 households each, included food items, matresses, blankets and are meant for displaced communities from Kajari, Katarma, Kankwana, Tawali, Kasauyi, Kuduru, Four-Thirty and Kugo 1&2 respectively.

Delivering the materials, Program Manager, USAID/NERI, Omokide Chikodinaka said USAID/NERI was committed to working with state governments towards providing support to displaced persons in the country and restoration of sustainable peace in troubled areas.

On his part, the Executive Secretary of KADSEMA, Mallam Abubakar Hassan, while thanking USAID/NERI for the humanitarian gesture, said that Kaduna state government has scale up its response geared towards ensuring that displaced persons regain their dignity and sense of normal life.

In their remarks, the Chairman of Chikun Council, Honourable Samaila Leeman, described the support as massive and timely, while the Member representing Chikun State Constituency, Kaduna State Assembly, Honourable lshaku Chawaza thanked USAID for their responsive and collaborative partnership.

Some of the displaced persons who spoke to Invicta FM Correspondent, Ango Bally, expressed appreciation for the relief materials which included 300 bags of rice, tubers of yam, spaghetti, blankets, cooking oil, buckets and mattresses. They also called on government to secure their communities for early safe return to continue with their farming activity.

— By Ango Bally


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