Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum has shared N120 million to 40,000 households of Dikwa Local Government Area of the state.
The interventions is part of the governor’s routine approvals of support to vulnerable persons in the state, which has assisted families and communities affected by insurgent attacks, many are now engaged in agricultural activities and other businesses towards sustainable means of livelihood.
The Governor who was in Dikwa town of Dikwa local government area, on Tuesday, 8 March, 2022 held meetings with community leaders including the member representing Dikwa in the Borno State Assembly, Zakariya Mohammed, and Chairman of Dikwa council, Mohammed Alhaji Gumsama with issues of humanitarian challenges facing internally displaced persons and vulnerable returnees, discussed.
The following morning, Wednesday, the governor supervised and also got directly involved in the distribution of food and non-food items to a combined number of 40,000 households, with each household made up of at least, six persons.
According to a statement by the spokesman to the governor, Mallam Isa Gusau. the beneficiaries comprised 24,000 women and 16,000 men, despite some of them being couples.
Each of the 24,000 women received a wrapper and the sum of 5,000 naira cash, which combined to make a the total of N120 million, with each of 16,000 men received 25kg bag of rice and 25kg bag of maize.
Zulum was in Dikwa alongside Commissioners for Agriculture, Engr. Bukar Talba, Local Government and Emirate Affairs, Sugun Mai-Mele, and Poverty Alleviation, Nuhu Clark, some humanitarian stakeholders, government and party officials were also part of the trip.
Gusau said aside distribution of cash and food aid, Governor Zulum assessed critical public services, and directed the immediate construction of a mega-size Islamic school to meet the needs of community members.