Food items for distribution to vulnerable people in Konduga.
By Dauda Iliya
The Borno State government has disbursed cash assistance of 125 million naira, food and non-food items to over forty thousand families in Konduga local government area of the state.
Governor Babagana Zulum personnally supervised the distribution exercise which took place in three centres was aimed at reducing the hardship faced by residents as a result of fuel subsidy removal by the federal government.
Governor Zulum begun the distribution of the palliative in July targeting about 300,000 households across Borno State with priorities on communities most affected by insurgency, and later scaled up the number to 400,000 households.
The Konduga local government beneficiaries comprised 15,000 male heads of households each of whom received a 25 kg bag of rice and 10 kg bag of beans while 25,000 females received five thousand naira cash and a wrapper each.
“In continuation of our efforts to distribute palliatives to vulnerable persons in Borno State, we are here in Konduga. In today’s distribution, about 25,000 vulnerable women, each received a wrapper and N5,000 translating to about N125m. In addition to this, we also distributed a bag of 25kg rice and 10kg beans each to 15,000 male heads of households”, Zulum said.
The Governor promised that every head of households living in the rural communities of the local governments affected by the insurgency will benefit from the palliatives.