Fuel Subsidy: Zulum meets 1.8m persons in a new era of palliatives 

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has flagged off a fresh stage of palliatives which is targeting about 300,000 households with about six persons per household to attain one million and eight hundred thousand (1.8m) persons in need. 

Zulum launched the distribution on Tuesday at Muna Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs camp in Jere Local Government Area.

The governor explained that Borno started the initial distribution of palliative about one month ago while scaling up the exercise to key into the presidential food crisis declaration.

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has recently declared an emergency on food security across the country. In compliance with the declaration and to complement the federal government’s efforts to relieve the suffering caused by fuel subsidy removal, we have since rolled out a palliative distribution initiative targeting 300,000 households”, Zulum said.

He also noted that the initial distribution of palliative was conducted in Gwoza and three communities in Kukawa LGA which include Baga, Cross Kauwa, and Doron Baga.

The governor added that the initiative is aimed at lessening the hardship occasioned by the fuel subsidy removal for the average of 300,000 most vulnerable families.

Under the initiative, each capable beneficiary receives N5,000 cash, a bag of rice, a bag of beans, and one wrapper (for women).

Zulum emphasized that his administration will prioritize the welfare of the people and ensure that all measures are put in place to relieve the hardship faced by citizens.

The governor urged citizens to give ultimate backing to the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, noting that the hardship resulting from the fuel subsidy removal is temporary.

Edited by Damilola Adeleke

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