Gov. Zulum shares food items to 23000 households in Kukawa

The Borno state government has shared food palliatives to about 23,000 households in Baga town of Kukawa Local Government Area of the state.

With the reports embarked upon by The United Nations, where it was projected that more than 500,000 people would face emergency levels of food insecurity and about 7000 children are likely to suffer acute malnutrition in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

Governor Babagana Zulum who personnally supervise the exercise said the palliatives was in line with one of President Bola Tinubu’s agenda who recently declared state of emergency on food security occasioned by removal of fuel subsidy.

According to him, more than 20,000 returnees and other less privileged who could not farm in their communities have been provided with food and non-food items.

Aside from food distribution, the state government is also working on providing livelihoods to returning communities through revival of commercial activities and farming.

Each of the 23,000 households from Baga, Doron Baga and Cross Kauwa received bags of rice, spaghetti and maize grain with women getting a wrapper each.

The Governor was accompanied on the humanitarian visit by the Chairman Taskforce on palliatives Honourable Bukar Talba Director General State Emergency Management Agency Dr Barkindo Muhammad.

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