…Opens health centre in Konduga LGA
MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – Governor Babagana Zulum, on Saturday, shared N150m as soft loans and grants to small and medium scale traders in Gwoza Local Government Area of the state.
From the funds, N100m was allocated to small and medium entrepreneurs living within Gwoza town, while N50m was allocated to similar traders in Fulka, Izge and Limankara towns, in the Council.
Six traders received N1m each, 38 traders received N500,000 each, 250 others received N250,000 each, 404 others received N100,000 each and another 732 traders got N30,000 each depending on the sizes of their businesses, the jobs the create and capacity to repay loans.
Zulum explained that, the loan/grant with refundable period of four years, is meant to resuscitate businesses and livelihoods destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents in the communities.
He announced that any beneficiary that is able to repay 50 per cent of his/her loans within record time, will enjoy waver of the balance of 50 per cent, while those who deliberately fail to repay within the dateline will be made to repay 100 per cent of what they received as loans and grants.
Meanwhile, 27,000 vulnerable residents in the Council received variety of food items during the Governor’s ongoing two-day humanitarian trip which started on Friday.
11,000 male residents received food distribution, while 16,000 female residents are scheduled to receive theirs on Sunday, February 7, 2021.
Before embarking on his trip, Zulum had deployed dozens of trailers loaded with varieties of food items to Gwoza, for which he is directly supervising distributions.
Before his visit to Gwoza on Friday, the Governor had commissioned a 50-bed capacity Primary Healthcare Centre, (PHC) in Kawuri town of Konduga Local Government Area.
The facility is expected to increase access to public healthcare for villagers in Kawuri, one of the communities where Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs) have been resettled in more than 500 newly built resettlement homes.