On Thursday, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudasiru Osaba, handed over 10,000 bags of rice donated to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno State by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to the Borno State House of Assembly for distribution to victims of the Boko Haram insurgency.
After receiving the bags of rice imprinted with the image of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the speaker of the Borno State House of Assembly, Hon. Abdulkarim Lawan, thanked the APC national leader and Hon. Obasa for the donation and delivery.
The Speaker, Hon. Lawan, who led the distribution with officials from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said the intervention was the first of its kind since the Boko Haram crisis, and he urged others to follow suit.
He stated that the donation came at an opportune time, given the economic hardships endured by traumatized IDPs in the state.
Lawan stated that Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and other humanitarian agencies have been doing a lot to manage the plights of IDPs in the state, but due to the devastating effects of the Boko Haram crisis, there was much concern on meeting the economic demands of the displaced families and those living in host communities.
“We in Borno State, especially members of the Borno State House of Assembly are happy and very appreciative to the Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Mudasiru Osaba for donating and delivering the 10,000 bags of rice which we are distributing today,” he added.