By; SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State on Wednesday, distributed food items to over 90,000 male IDPs, returnee IDPs and residents of Bama town and it’s environs as well as disbursed N400 cash and distributed wrappers to women IDPs, returnee IDPs and residents of host communities in Bama town.
The governor who personally coordinated and supervised the distribution and disbursement exercises simultaneously to ensure transparency and equality, insisted that all and sundry benefitted from the poverty alleviation scheme, while appealing to them to be calm, peaceful and remain law abiding as well as report any suspicious element that threatens peace and unity of the people.
He also assured the people of government’s continuous support and assistance in easing their suffering and hardship, while plans have been concluded to ensure their livelihood stabilization.
Zulum further charged them to engage in farming and other business activities as security agents provide adequate safety of their lives and property, while agricultural implements and seedlings are being provided for the farming season.
It was also observed that the male IDPs, returnee IDPs and residents of the host communities defied heavy rainfall and darkness at night, to collect free food items as poverty alleviation from the state government, while thousands of female IDPs, returnee IDPs and residents of Bama town and environs lined up to collect wrappers and cash.
Top state government officials like commissioners, members of the State House of Assembly, Bama LGC, community leaders, security operatives and SEMA officials also participated and supported the governor in the exercises.