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Shettima sets up Task Force on IDPs feeding

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno on Monday set up an Independent Task Force to ensure regular supply of foodstuff to all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state.

Malam Isa Gusau, the Special Adviser to the governor on Communication, said this in a statement issued in Maiduguri.

“Following recent developments, Gov. Kashim Shettima has constituted an Independent Task Force with the mandate of monitoring and evaluating feeding, supply and distribution of foodstuff in all internally displaced persons camps numbering about 30, established by the Government in Maiduguri, “Gusau said.

He said the task force had also been mandated to reassess the exact number of IDPs being fed, keep track of quality, reasonable quantity and regularity of meals.

The governor’s spokesman said the body was also charged with the responsibility of strengthening stock keeping and transparency in all supplies, distribution and utilisation of foodstuff meant for the IDPs.

“The Task Force is to take any other lawful step relevant to its terms of reference with a view to guaranteeing the welfare of IDPs under the custody of government.

“The Task Force which is to be immediately inaugurated by the Deputy Governor of Borno, Alhaji Mamman Durkwa, is to be in place until May 29, 2016.

“It is expected to regularly report to the Deputy Governor who has been assigned by Governor Kashim Shettima to directly supervise all affairs concerning IDPs in Borno,” he said

NAN reports that the 24-man task force is to be headed by Dr Bulama Gubio, a one-time Head of Service of the state, while Alhaji Muhammad Babadiya will serve as secretary.

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