By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Gombe State has received donation of two ambulances, food items and other materials worth millions of Naira from the North East Development Commission (NEDC) as part of the commission’s support towards cushioning the effect of COVID-19.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli.
The State Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau who received the items on behalf of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya thanked the Commission for the timely intervention.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for establishing the North East Development Commission, pointing out that the state and the entire sub region shall forever remain grateful to the federal government, considering the impact and importance of the commission.
He informed the delegation that for judicious distribution and handling of donations and palliatives, the Governor of Gombe State had on saturday inaugurated a committee under the Chairmanship of the Emir of Gombe, assuring them that the distribution would be carried out in a judicious manner.
He seized the opportunity to call on well-to-do individuals in the state to complement the efforts of government by assisting the weak in order to ameliorate their sufferings.
Also speaking, the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi appreciated the gesture of the President through the NEDC, saying the people of Gombe will forever remain grateful for the gesture.
The Head of the NEDC delegation, Yerima Gishawu Gashua who is also the Director Audit in the commission, delivered to the state Government, on behalf of the NEDC Chairman, Major-General Paul Tarfa ( Rtd), two ambulances, 3,700 cartons of macaroni, 7,900 (25kg) bags of rice, 2,400(25. Kg) bags of maize flour, 3,700 gallons of vegetable oil, 5,600 cartons of tomatoes paste,28000 packets of maggi cubes, 7,000 packets of salt, and 1,800 bags of (15 kg ) beans.
He said, already Personal Protective Equipment ( PPEs) and some hospital consumables were delivered for use in hospitals in the state.