By: Hamza Suleiman
Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno, on Monday, distributed assorted food items and cash to 11, 000 displaced persons in Magumeri Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking while supervising the distribution of the items in Magumeri, capital of the Local Government Area, Zulum said the gesture was to alleviate their hardship amidst the Covid -19 lockdown in the state
He said that about 6,000 women received N5,000, with wrapper materials each, while 5,000 men who were head of various households received a bag of rice and maize, as well as three litres of cooking oil each.
The governor urged residents to maintain personal hygiene, ensure social distancing and avoid unnecessary gatherings to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Zulum, who warned the citizens against the dangers of the pandemic disease, urged them to take responsibility in the fight against the virus.
”We are all aware of the enormous challenges Borno is already faced with. As a responsible government, we are doing everything possible to contain this virus from spreading in our state.
“However, this can only be achieved with your cooperation,” Zulum said.
Accompanied by the Member Representing Magumeri at the Borno state Assembly, Audu Mustapha, the Chairperson of the State Emergency Management Agency, (SEMA), Hajiya Yabawa Kolo, and other senior government officials in the state, Zulum also paid a visit to troops fighting Boko Haram at Magumeri.
The governor interacted with the troops and commended the Nigerian military for their sacrifices and determination to end the Boko Haram insurgency.
NAN report that the governor also assessed health and education facilitiies that were destroyed by insurgents and directed their renovation .