Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has shared N255 million cash, food items and textile to about 70,000 low-income residents of Ngala local government area of the state to support their livelihoods.
This was part of his two-day humanitarian activities across the local government that shares border with Cameroon.
The distribution was which done on Sunday was conducted at three locations including Ngala town, Gamboru and Wulgo, in the council, both both male and female sexes benefiting from the gesture.
Zulum, according to a statement on Monday by his spokesman, Isa Gusau, arrived Gamboru on Friday and spent two nights coordinating humanitarian and other developmental activities.
The governor was was quoted to have said: “Most of the communities in Ngala Local Government experienced flooding which has denied many of them access to their farmlands. Therefore, we made the intervention to mitigate impact and we will continue to support our people in need until they are able to stand on their feet.”
According to Gusau, before Sunday’s distribution of food, cash and textiles, Zulum had on Saturday re-opened Gamboru International Cattle Market which was closed for about 7 years due to Boko Haram activities.
He disclosed that immediately after the market was reopened, several trailers, loaded with cattle, left Gamboru for Maiduguri and other parts of Nigeria.
Zulum had expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for the outstanding leadership he provided that led to the relative peace enjoyed in Borno.
Zulum also commended the Nigerian military and other security operatives for providing the enabling environment that enabled the restoration of economic activities across liberated communities hitherto occupied by the insurgents.