MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – Six hundred and seventy-four displaced households received food items and cash support from Borno State Govt. on Saturday, July 25, 2020 when Governor Babagana Zulum, visited Damask, Mobar Local Government Area.
The households were refugees who returned to Damasak from Niger republic, had fled from boko haram attacks in their community.
Zulum supervised the distribution of Bags of grains and cooking oils to each household, in addition to directing the disbursement of N10,000 each to families as immediate social protection.
The Governor in company of Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement inspected ongoing constriction of 1000 shelters for the returning refugees.
He directed for expansion of military trench in order to construct more houses for the returning IDPs; and commended the quality and progress of work.
Zulum also visited an abandoned irrigation facility and directed the Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement to invite engineers on the possibility of reactivating all machines to restore the facility for benefit of farmers.
Also, Zulum directed the State Road Maintenance Agency to reassess the extent of damage at the famous “kam kura noz3y3” bridge, linking Nigeria with Niger Republic.
The Borno helmsman equally visited Damasak General Hospital, and from there moved to the military task force brigade, where he commended the gallantry of soldiers in their sustained efforts to safeguard lives, and property of citizens in the town.
He however appealed to the Brigade Commander to look into the possibility of allowing people to access their farmlands early, as against the usual practice of 10am.