Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has supervised the distribution of N221,760,000 in cash, food items and wrappers to over 67,454 vulnerable residents of Ngala Local Government Area of the state.
The distribution took place at five centres in Gamboru, Wulgo and Ngala, the major communities housing thousands of internally displaced persons.
The exercise started on Sunday with 44,352 women beneficiaries each receiving N5,000 in cash and a wrapper, while 23,102 male heads of households each got one bag of rice and one bag of maize grain on Monday
“Yesterday (Sunday), we distributed non-food items to about 44,352 women in Ngala Local Government Area. Each of them received N5,000 and a wrapper. This morning (Monday), we are distributing food items to 23,103 male heads of households. Each of them will receive one bag of rice and one bag of maize to cushion their hardship,” Zulum said.
The governor was accompanied by the senator representing Borno Central, Barrister Kaka Shehu Lawan, a member House of Representatives, Engr Bukar Talba and a member of the House of Assembly representing Ngala constituency, Hon Bukar Abatcha.
The governor expressed gratitude to President Bola Tinubu for supporting the Borno State Government with donation of about 10,000 bags of rice through the Nigerian Customs Service.