Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state has flagged off the distribution of Palliatives to cushion the hardship of the people during the lockdown.
Launching the Distribution at the Customs House IDPs Camp Muna Garage, he said about 3000 male households and 1500 females will benefit at the flag off while about 64000 households have been targeted at the Custom house IDPs camp Muna located at the outskirts of Maiduguri along Maiduguri -Dikwa road.
He also disclosed that North East Development Commission NEDC has donated foodstuff including 15,000 bags of maize flour, 14,000 bags of millet, 15,000 bags of rice andcondiments including vegetable oil.
The governor said Women IDPs will get a wrapper and N5,000 cash each while the male IDPs will get a bag of rice, maize flour, vegetable oil and condiments.
He also expressed appreciation to the people of Borno for complying with the lockdown directive to stay at home.
The Chairman of the Palliatives Distribution Committee, Engineer Bukar Talba who is also the State Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources assured the governor that the Committee will carry out it’s assignment with all honesty and transparency,pointing out that the Committee will not abuse the confidence reposed on it by the Government.
Some of the beneficiaries, Ali Kachallari, Abbas Mohammed, and Alhaji Jugudum in their appreciation, thanked the governor for his gesture and prayed God to reward, protect and guide him to continue to serve humanity.