MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – About 3,000 households in Mashamari Ward in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State on Saturday received relief items from the Palliative Committee set up by the Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum.
Each beneficiary received one bag of 10kg rice, two cartons of noodles, 3 litres of cooking oil, one bag of 25kg maize flour, and some condiments.
About 11,000 people has so far benefited in Jere LGA since the exercise kicked-off in Bale Galtimari ward by the Governor on May 13, 2020.
Speaking during an interview, the State Commissioner for Agriculture who doubles as the Palliative Distribution Chairman, Engineer Bukar Talba, said despite relaxation of the lockdown, the distribution will continue to other parts of Jere LG.
“We have so far reached five wards in Jere LG. Let me assure you that we will reach out to the remaining wards in Jere despite the lockdown relaxed. We will continue insha Allah,” he assured.