By: Our Correspondent
MAUDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, on Sunday has donated cash gifts to over 15,000 widows including the aged and vulnerable residents in Rann as livelihood supports.
Zulum had returned to Maiduguri on Saturday after a meeting with the Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, and the Managing Director, Bank of Industry, (BOI), from where he proceeded to Rann when he recieved information on the flood disaster that had befallen the town.
He personally supervised the distribution of the gifts when he visited Rann, headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area of the state.
The visit was to assessed the damages caused by a recent flood which destroyed houses, farmlands and some public buildings housing essential services in Rann.
He was accompanied by the Managing Director of the Northeast Development Commission, Alhaji Mohammed Goni.
He also visited victims of Boko Haram attack in the outskirts of Rann to sympathized with them and made a cash donation for reconstruction of their destroyed houses.
The Borno helmsman assured citizens of Kala-Balge of his administration’s commitment to uplifting their livelihoods; adding that the Government would soon provide the people with food items to ameliorate their sufferings.
While in Rann, Zulum also visited a General Hospital, the, Central Primary School affected by the flood. He was also at a new Local Government Secretariat complex and the Government lodge among others.
On the general hospital which was the Governor’s priority, he directed the Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement to complete the rehabilitation of the General Hospital latest next month, January 2020, and ensure it was put to use.
It would be recalled that Zulum had on June 9, 2019, ten days after he was sworn in as Governor of Borno State, visited Rann on needs assessment during which he ordered for commencement of some key projects in the area.