The People of Marte local government area expressed gratitude to the Borno state Governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum for visiting the community and provided livelihood support to enable them meet up their needs.
Each of the household heads received a bag of rice and one bag of maize grit.
The residents, most of whom returned recently and largely farmers that have not engaged in farming activities could not meet their livelihood needs.
Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday visited Garade, a community in Marte Local Government Area.
Zulum also discussed modalities for providing support to enhance dry season farming activities in order to strengthen livelihood capabilities of the returnees.
While in Marte, Zulum took time to visit a makeshift market established by the returnees, He assured them of his administration’s support to boost their economic activities.
Zulum, during the visit, held closed door meeting with the military commanders in which issues concerning security of the returnees were discussed.
Marte Local Government was one of the Boko Haram insurgents strong hold liberated by the Nigerian military and the Multinational Joint Taskforce.
The Chief of Staff, Prof. Isa Hussaini Marte and relevant commissioners of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement and that of the Ministry for Local Government and Emirate Affairs are among others who escorted the governor.