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Gov Babagana distributes food items, cash

Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum has presented cash assistance worth four hundred million naira to returnees of Bama local government. 

The Governor also distributed food, nonfood items and humanitarian support to more than ninety thousand vulnerable people in the community. 

According to the spokesman of the Governor, Malam Isa Gusau says the distribution was launched in front of the Shehu of Bama’s palace amidst the gathering of thousands of beneficiaries. 

During the exercise, more than 60,000 male residents each received two bags of rice and maize while 30,000 female residents each received a wrapper and 5,000-naira cash. 

Speaking to journalists, Governor Zulum revealed that substantial quantity of the food shared was from the food launched by President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2022 World Humanitarian Day in Maiduguri. 

He said the rice was donated by the Nigerian Customs Service and the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development through the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). 

Reporting Iliya Dauda, editing by Fany Olumoye, Omotola Oguneye