24 February 2013

Nigeria Donates Relief Materials to Mali

With over 500 of its military personnel deployed in the ongoing African led International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA), Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has handed over a total of 1110 metric tons of assorted relief materials to the Malian government for internally displaced persons as a result of ongoing armed conflict in the region.

The items were transported in 37 trucks and delivered by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Bamako, the capital of Mali on Saturday.

NEMA also at weekend delivered relief items to assist the affected victims of Ibadan storms to rebuild their homes which were destroyed by the disaster.

A statement issued by NEMA's Head of Public Relations, Mr. Yashua Shuaib quoted the Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani-Sidi as having said that the relief intervention was on the directive of President Goodluck Jonathan.

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