Governor Babagana Zulum(middle) alongside Director General SEMA Dr Mohammed Barkindo and other officials during the distribution of food and non food items in Baga town.
By Dauda Iliya
The Borno state government has distributed food palliatives to about 23,000 households in Baga town of Kukawa Local Government Area of the state.
The United Nations has projected that more than five hundred thousand people would face emergency levels of food insecurity and about seven thousand children are likely to suffer acute malnutrition in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
Governor Babagana Zulum who personnally supervise the exercise said the palliatives was in line with one of President Bola Tinubu’s agenda who recently declared state of emergency on food security occasioned by removal of fuel subsidy.
According to him, more than twenty thousand returnees and other less privileged who could not farm in their communities have been provided with food and non-food items.
Aside from food distribution, the state government is also working on providing livelihoods to returning communities through revival of commercial activities and farming.
Each of the 23,000 households from Baga, Doron Baga and Cross Kauwa received bags of rice, spaghetti and maize grain with women getting a wrapper each.
The Governor was accompanied on the humanitarian visit by the Chairman Taskforce on palliatives Honourable Bukar Talba Director General State Emergency Management Agency Dr. Barkindo Muhammad.