Zulum distributes 20 tons of palliatives to 18,000 households
By Njadvara Musa, Maiduguri
Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has distributed 20 tons of palliatives to 2,000 households in Damboa local council of the state.
The 20 tons of palliatives comprise 2,000 bags each of rice and maize grits for distribution to the male-households.
While addressing the households, yesterday (Monday), in Damboa town, the Governor, disclosed: “Today’s distribution of palliatives is for Local Government Areas (LGAs) hit by the 14-year insurgency,” noting that the most affected by terrorism, are Damboa and Gwoza councils in Borno south senatorial district.
He said that the other seven council areas in the district not affected by terrorism will each be provided with palliatives to 14,000 households.
He explained that the people in the seven councils, were, however, not prevented from farming to produce their crops; since the commencement of insurgency in July 2009.
According to him, in Damboa town, each of the 2,000 households will get a bag each of rice and maize grits.
Zulum, however, noted that Governments at all levels cannot feed all the people in the state.
On the palliatives distribution in other senatorial districts, he said: “In Borno central, 10 local councils were affected by insurgency, but Gubio, Magumeri and Kaga LGAs were not prevented from farming, because of terrorism.”
He stated that households in the three councils will not get the palliatives being distributed in the state to cushion the devastating effects of removal of fuel subsidy.
Speaking on the eight councils in north central district, he disclosed that the households in the district will get the palliatives.
He noted that households in Ngala and Gambouru communities have recently collected their palliatives of food and non-food items.