National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has denied report of discrimination against christians in the distribution of relief assistance in Adamawa state.
Reacting to the report on some media outlets yesterday, in which christians from seven local government of Adamawa state affected by the insurgency were reported to have accused the agency of bias and discrimination in the rehabilitation of the North-east, the spokesperson of NEMA, Sani Datti said, there was nothing like that in their activities in the state.
According to him, the activities of NEMA centred around providing assistance to distressed persons and communities in the country, not minding if they are christians or Muslims.
He further explained that “when NEMA engage on humanitarian activities and presentations of relief items, these are handed over to thestate governments for distribution to the persons.”
He expplained that at no point did NEMA determines who gets what as it is the job of the community leaders to work with state governments to ensure that all those that are affected get to benefit from the intervention.
The NEMA spokesperson further assured that the agency will continue to work towards ensuring that no one is short-changed whenever donations are made.
Recall that christians drawn from Gombi, Hong, Madagali, Michika, Maiha, Mubi North and Mubi South local government areas of Adamawa state had raised the allegations on Tuesday.