Borno Government Distributes Food Items To 8,640 Households In Kukawa

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By:Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri

The people of Kukawa local Government commended state government following the supports humanitarian support being rendered by the the state government to cushion their hardship.

Dandal Kura Radio International reports that Borno Committee on the Resettlement of Displaced Persons to their ancestral homes has distributed food items and cash to 8,640 households in Kukawa Local Government Area of the state.

The Chairman of the committee, Mr Kaka- Shehu Lawan, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Maiduguri.

Lawan says that 3,640 women returnees were also given N5, 000 each to start petty business.
He said the returnees were resettled three months ago in Baga, Doro and Cross-Kauwa communities.

He said that preparation had reached advance stage to resettle the people of Mairari and Kareto where the construction of 200 houses had been completed.

Shehu said the resettled communities who are mostly farmers and fishermen on the shores of Lake Chad, would continue receiving government support.

Adding that a committee has been constituted to clear water hyacinth and typa grass on the lake to make it more conducive for fishing activities.

Some returnees who spoke to our reporter commended the sustain support from the government and security agencies.

They called for the full commencement of operation by the Naval Base in Baga for more security to allow for the resumption full scale fishing and farming on the shores of Lake Chad.

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