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NEDC Donates Food Items, Books To Indigent Students In N/East
Published Feb 27, 2023 IN Education,
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THE North East De­velopment Com­mission (NEDC) has donated food items and exercise books to students of tertiary in­stitutions in the region.

The Managing Director of the commission, Mr. Mohammed Alkali said this while presenting the items to representatives of the National Associa­tion of Nigerian Students (NANS), in Maiduguri.

He said the gesture was in line with the com­mission’s mandate in area of humanitarian support.

Represented by Mo­hammed Umaru, the NEDC Coordinator in the state, Alkali said such support was not the first of its kind to students in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe and Tara­ba.

He urged the lead­ership of the student union to ensure the items reached thier members across the zone, to ame­liorate their hardship.

“Our believe is that the materials will go round the desired targeted stu­dents.

“The essence is to al­leviate the suffering be­ing faced by students in North East,” he said.

Responding, the Co­ordinator, NANS Zone – E, Mr. Alhassan Adam lauded the gesture, de­scribing it as timely.

He commended the commission for its in­tervention aimed at ad­dressing education and humanitarian challenges in the region.

Adam also expressed readiness of the associa­tion to ensure effective distribution of the items to deserving students.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the items inclue 600 bags of 25kg of rice, 600 cartons of pasta, 60 car­tons of vegetable oil and 10,000 exercise books. (NAN)

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