The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum, has shared food items and cash to 50,000 vulnerable persons in Dikwa Local Government Area of the state.
The Governor who personally supervised the distribution shared the sum of N175 million among the beneficiaries.
Following the distribution which commenced on Thursday and rounded up on Friday, 35,000 female beneficiaries received one wrapper and N5,000 each.
Over 15,000 male heads of households also received one bag of rice and one bag of maize grain each.
“We are here in Dikwa town of Dikwa Local Government Council to distribute food and non-food items to vulnerable persons.
"For us in Borno State, the distribution of palliative started in May 2011 because of our peculiar situation.
"I think for us, it's a continuation”, the governor said.
As contained in a statement on Friday by Malam Isa Gusau, the governor's spokesperson, Zulum regularly shares food items during visits to local communities affected by over one decade-long Boko Haram insurgency.
"He, however, scaled up the distribution since the withdrawal of fuel subsidy.
"The governor is targeting about 400,000 people in the current cycle of distribution with priority on communities affected by Boko Haram insurgency," Gusau said.