Public outcry as NEMA shares rice donated to IDPs by China to staff
By Steve Oko
Public condemnation has greeted the alleged distribution of rice donated to Internally Displaced Persons by Chinese Government to the staff of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.
NEMA allegedly distributed the expired rice and other condiments to its workers on Monday as Christmas bonanza.
According to insider source, disbursement of the largess commenced on weekend and lasted up till Monday afternoon.
But the diversion of the foodstuff which was donated by the Chinese government for IDPs in Nigeria’s Northeast, has sparked public outcry while the House of Representatives has threatened to use the big stick against NEMA manegemt.
Recall that the Green chamber had earlier indicted the NEMA boss, Mustapha Maihaja, .
Wawa News Global gathered that the food stuffs were ferried from a wharehouse in Abuja to NEMA headquartets in Hilux vans and handed over to heads of units for onward disbursement to staff.
An insider source said : “At the weekend, white hilux vans were used to convey the items from a hidden warehouse in Abuja to the agency’s head office in Wuse 2 district Abuja.
” You can see from the pictures and videos obtained by reporters showing the vehicles moving in and out of the agency’s office between 6pm to 7pm on Saturday.
“Items shared to staff included rice, pasta and oil which staffers said were either expired or sub-standard.
“Two senior management staff from the Human Resources Management Department coordinated the disbursements.
“Delivery of some items have been made to Minna operations office Niger state, Kaduna zonal office, Kano operations office , and Jos zonal office among others.
“Items shared were 25kg of rice, 4 litres oil and a carton of pasta while other officers in the directorate cadre were given 50kg of rice, 4 litres of oil and one carton of pasta”.
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