The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation/ Eroton Exploration and Production Company joint venture says it has distributed items including mattresses to internally displaced persons in Adamawa State.
According to a statement, residents of Chambaaji village of Yola South Local Government Area, who were affected by insurgents around southern Adamawa and relocated to the Nana Asmau Nomadic Primary School, Chambaaji, Yola South Local Government Area, also received bedcovers, buckets, parboiled rice, maize, and vegetable oil.
Other items were millet, soaps, hygiene pads, mats, cooking pots, knives, sorghum, mosquito nets, tarpaulin and cloths.
According to the statement, the items came in several trailer loads to the Chambaaji village under the supervision of the Lamido of Adamawa, Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha, who was represented by the District Head of Yola South, Chikasoro Adamawa.
While distributing the items, the Managing Director, Eroton Exploration and Production Company, Mr Ebiaho Emafo, who was represented by the Head of Business Development, Mr Dele Aikhionbare, said the company was concerned about the plight of internally displaced persons in the North East and decided to go into a joint venture with the NNPC to try and salvage the situation.
Aikhionbare said Eroton had embarked on similar projects to reduce hardships been faced by the people affected by diverse crises around the country.
The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, who was represented by Ogbonnaya Kalu, thanked Eroton, the National Emergency Management Agency and the Nigeria Red Cross for assisting in the distribution of the items.
He said the NNPC developed the joint venture to bring succour to the thousands of people displaced by insurgency and other crises, especially women and children.