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July 20, 2024

Borno Govt. Distributes 36,000 50kg Bags of Assorted Grains Donated by FG

As part of humanitarian efforts to support resettled communities and vulnerable families, Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has commenced the distribution of 36,000 50kg bags of assorted grains donated by the federal government.

The distribution exercise, held yesterday in a large open field in Pulka town, saw 10,000 residents receive a 50kg bag of assorted grains, including maize and millet.

Governor Zulum expressed his gratitude to the federal government, led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for the timely assistance. 

“We are here to launch the distribution of relief materials from the Federal Government of Nigeria. A total of about 36,000 50kg bags of assorted grains were given to the government of Borno State.

“Let me express my sincere appreciation on behalf of the government and people of Borno State to President Tinubu for this great gesture. This is not the only support we have received from him. We have received tremendous support from the president in the last one year.”

The governor also revealed that the state government is currently receiving rice from the federal government, which will be distributed to residents. 

“In addition to this grain, the federal government is also providing some rice. We have started receiving it, but they are yet to complete the delivery of the rice to the state government,” he said.

Furthermore, Governor Zulum supervised the distribution of N220 million cash to 22,000 vulnerable women and widows in the Pulka ward of Gwoza Local Government Area. 

“In addition to the food items donated by the federal government, on our part, the Borno State government is also distributing N10,000 cash and a wrapper to each of the 22,000 women here.”

The beneficiaries were drawn from Pulka, Ngoshe, Warabe, and Kirawa communities of Gwoza Local Government Area.

Governor Zulum was accompanied by the member representing Gwoza, Damboa, and Chibok at the House of Representatives, Hon Ahmed Jaha; the member representing Gwoza at the State House of Assembly, Hon. Abdullahi Buba Abatcha; Northeast Zonal Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ahmed Sirajo, and other officials of the Borno state government.

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