The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum has early Saturday morning launched the distribution of food items to internally displaced persons and the most vulnerable citizens across wards in Borno state as part of palliatives to cushion the effects of lockdown imposed to contain spread of COVID19.
Zulum did the brief flag off at custom house IDP camp in Muna, Jere local government area.
The Governor announced at the camp that a large quantity of the food to be distributed at the camp was released by the Northeast Development Commission, NEDC, for which the people of Borno are grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari’s led federal government.
He said the NEDC has donated 15,000 bags of rice, 15,000 bags of sorghum and 14,000 bags of millet while the state government is providing thousands of bags in variety of food and wrappers.
At the launch, Zulum made a symbolic presentation of bags of food, cooking oil and wrappers to 4,000 male and female households, each, with children and other family members.