COVID-19: 3,000 Residents Receive Food Items As Borno Govt Distributes Palliative

In his government efforts to ease the hardship during Lockdown in Borno State, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the distribution of relief materials for vulnerable persons in the state.

The distribution exercise which took place on Saturday targets about 3,000 households in Mashamari ward, Jere Local Government Area, were each and every beneficiary received one bag of 10kg rice, two cartons of noodles, 3 litres of cooking oil, one bag of 25kg maize flour and some other palliatives.

The exercise began on 13th, May 2020 in Jere Local Government and so far, the palliative reached about 11,000 people in the local government. The palliative distribution excersice will continue in all the local government areas in the state respectively.

Speaking during an interview, the State Commissioner of Agriculture who doubles as the palliatives’ distribution Chairman, Engr. Bukar Talba said despite the relaxation of the lockdown, the distribution will continue to other parts of Jere Local Government

Engr Talba said “We have so far reached five (5) wards in Jere Local Government. Let me assure you that we will reach out to the remaining wards in Jere despite the lockdown relaxed. We will continue insha Allah.”

By Haji Shehu



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