Borno Continues Distribution Of Palliatives Despite Lifting Lockdown

The Borno State government on Saturday, continued the distribution of palliatives to residents, even as the state lifted the lockdown on residents.

Recall that Governor Babagana Zulum had on May 13th suspended the lockdown in the state indefinitely while also lifting the ban it placed on Friday and Sunday congregational prayers due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

A statement issued on Saturday on the Facebook page of Zulum, said the palliatives were targetted at ” about 3,000 households in Mashamari ward of Jere Local Government Area.”

According to the statement, one bag of 10kg rice, two cartons of noodles, 3 litres of cooking oil, one bag of 25kg maize flour, and some condiments, were received by each beneficiary.

“About 11,000 people benefited in Jere Local Government so far since the excercise was kicked off in Bale Galtimari ward by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum on 13th May, 2020,” it said.

Furthermore, the statement quotes the commissioner for agriculture in the state, who is also the chairman of palliatives distribution , Bukar Talba, as saying during an interview, that the distribution would continue to other parts of Jere. inspite of the lockdown relaxation.

“We have so far reached five (5) wards in Jere Local Government. Let me assure you that we will reach out to the remaining wards in Jere despite the lockdown relaxed. We will continue insha Allah.”

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