MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – The Palliative Distribution Committee constituted by Governor Babagana Zulum to cushion the effect of lockdown in Borno State, on Tuesday has reached out to 4,000 households in two wards of Bulabulin and Mafoni.
Each beneficiary received a bag of rice, a bag of millet, a carton of pasta, cooking oil and some condiments.
The distributions flagged-off by the Governor on April 25, 2020, has so far reached over 15,000 households in seven wards in the Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, (MMC).
Chairman of the Palliative Committee and the State’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Engineer Bukar Talba, coordinated the distribution exercise which took place in two centres.
Talba reiterated his Committee’s commitment and fairness in delivering the task given to it.
“We will continue to deliver our mandate with justice and fairness. Aside the security, education, agriculture, health and infrastructure, Governor Zulum placed high priority to food security of the state,” he said.
According to him, Governor Zulum is very passionate about anything that positively affects the lives of his people; adding that the Governor sleeps and wakes up with his people at heart.
Chairperson of SEMA and the committee’s Secretary, Hajiya Yabawa Kolo, said the Committee would ensure transparency, accountability and equity in the discharge of its responsibilities.