Don’t sell relief materials, NEMA pleads with IDPs

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FILE PHOTO: NEMA official addressing Internally Displaced Persons

FILE PHOTO: NEMA official addressing Internally Displaced Persons
FILE PHOTO: NEMA official addressing Internally Displaced Persons

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has advised Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Adamawa not to sell relief materials donated to them by the agency and other donors.

The state Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Sa’ad Bello, gave the advice in an interview with NAN in Yola on Thursday.
Bello said the advice became necessary as some beneficiaries of relief materials sold the items.

He said that on many occasions when such relief materials were seen in the market, people accused NEMA officials of selling them.

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“Not for sale is boldly written on the materials. I want to appeal to the public to report any person seen selling the materials to the nearest police station,” Bello advised.

He said NEMA would continue to assist IDPs and victims of disasters in the state, but urged the people to always be on alert to avert and minimise disasters.