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Borno: Zulum shares food palliatives to 25,000 households in Mafa

Borno: Zulum shares food palliatives to 25,000 households in

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum commenced sharing food palliatives and cash to 25,000 vulnerable households in Mafa Local Government Area of the state on Thursday.

Zulum said the gesture was part of efforts to alleviate the sufferings of the people, adding that each of the beneficiaries was provided with a 25-kilogram bag of rice, maize, sugar and the cash sum of N10,000.

He disclosed that each female beneficiary was also given a wrapper, spaghetti and financial aid of N5,000.

Governor Zulum also appreciated the Federal Government and the North East Development Commission (NEDC) for their support of the ongoing efforts to provide food and other needs of the communities.

As contained in a statement on Thursday, the beneficiaries appreciated the governor for the timely intervention and prayed for the success of the governor.

The governor had on Wednesday further supported members of the Civilian Joint Taskforce (CJTF) and hunters fighting insurgency in the state with food items and cash. 

He partly said: "I have disbursed the sum of N255,650,000 cash and 5,513 bags of 50kg rice to members of the Civilian JTF and hunters fighting Boko Haram insurgents alongside the security forces.

"Each of the 4,513 that receives monthly pay from the government was given a bag of 50kg rice and N50,000 cash. While 1,000 volunteers each got a bag of 50kg rice and N30,000 cash.

"I want to specifically appreciate their efforts in complementing the military and other security forces to restore peace in the State, their welfare is indeed a top priority for me."

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