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The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has expressed sadness over the loss of lives and property at the Muna El- Badawy, Internally Displaced Persons ( IDP) Camp, in Maiduguri, Borno State.
In a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Bashir Alkali, the Minister sympathised with the families of those who lost their beloved ones in the fire outbreak which 3,000 shelters destroyed while dozens of households were displaced.
According to the statement, the frequent fire outbreaks in IDP Camps is worrisome and the Federal Government and relevant Agencies in the States will take measures to forestall future occurrences.
It added that the Minister has directed the National Emergency Management Agency to immediately dispatch relief materials to the affected victims at the camp while an assessment will be conducted to ascertain the cause of the fire and also the level of damage.
The Minister called on all persons living in the IDP Camps to be safety cautious to prevent incidences of fire outbreaks.
FG Confirms Dead of Kenya Ambassador to Nigeria
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed the sudden death of
Ambassador Wilfred Machage, Kenya High Commissioner to Nigeria and accredited to 12 other countries in Central and Western Africa.
A statement by the ministry says Ambassador Machage collapsed at home on Saturday and was pronounced dead at half past noon at a hospital shortly thereafter at Abuja.
It explains that his wife was with him when this unfortunate incident happened.
Confirming the passing of Ambassador Machage, the Principal Secretary Ambassador
Macharia Kamau said the Ministry, and the country had lost a dedicated and committed leader.
Ambassador Machage was appointed High Commissioner to Abuja, Nigeria by President Uhuru Kenyatta in January 2018.