The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has presented food and exercise books to leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) for distribution to students of tertiary institutions in North East.
Presenting the materials to representatives NANS in Maiduguri on Thursday, the Managing Director/CEO of NEDC, Mohammed Alkali said the intervention was inline with the commission’s mandate in area of humanitarian support.
Alkali who was represented by the Borno Coordinator of NEDC, Mohammed Umaru, said such support for students was not the first by the commission who had supported students in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba states.
He urged the leadership of NANS to ensure the items reached thier members across the zone to ameliorate the current hardship.
“Our believe is that the materials will go round the desired targetted students.
“The essence is to alleviate the suffering being face by students in north east,” he said.
Responding on behalf of students, the Coordinator of NANS Zone – E, Alhassan Adam, lauded the development which he described as timely at a critical time.
Adam commended NEDC for its sustain support to education and humanitarian challenges in north east, assuring that NANS would ensure that the items reached deserving students.
Items presented to the students comprised 600 bags of 25kg rice, 600 cartons of macaroni/spaghetti, 10,000 exercise books and 60 cartons of vegetable oil.
Highlight of the occasion is the formal handing over of the items by Hajiya Amina Maibe, the Head of Administration, NEDC Borno State Office.