Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Tuesday embarked on humanitarian responses in Dikwa town of Dikwa Local Government Area, where he supervised distribution of food,cash to many households.
The interventions that reached 40,000 households was part of the Governor’s routine approvals of support to vulnerable persons, even as communities affected by insurgent attacks, are now engaging in agricultural activities and other businesses towards sustainable means of livelihood.
While in Dikwa Governor Zulum held meetings with community leaders including the member representing Dikwa in the Borno State Assembly, Zakariya Mohammed, and Chairman of Dikwa Local Government, Mohammed Alhaji Gumsama with issues of humanitarian challenges facing internally displaced persons and vulnerable returnees, discussed.
On Wednesday, the Governor supervised and also got directly involved in the distribution of food and non-food items to a combined number of 40,000 households, with each household made up of at least, six persons.
The beneficiaries comprised 24,000 women and 16,000 men, despite some of them being couples.
Each of the 24,000 women received a wrapper and the sum of 5,000 naira cash, which combine the total of N120m.
Each of 16,000 men received 25kg of rice and 25kg of maize.
Governor Zulum also assessed critical public services while directing the immediate construction of a mega-size Islamic school to meet the needs of community members.