The National Emergency Management Agency on Thursday presented relief materials to widows of slain soldiers in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency in Maiduguri.
The Director, Search and Rescue of the agency, Air Commodore Chris Otegba, presented the materials to Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, the GOC of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri.
Otegba, who represented the Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Sani Sidi, said the action followed directives of President Goodluck Jonathan.
“We are here on the directives of President Goodluck Jonathan to present relief materials to widows of slain officers of the division.
“The idea is to lend support to the widows who lost their bread winners.
“The president directed that we should also lend support to the widows in addition to what we have been providing to Internally Displaced Persons to boost the morale of soldiers currently uprooting the insurgents”.
Receiving the items, Adeosun thanked NEMA for the gesture and promised justice and fairness in the distribution of the materials. (NAN)