Zulum says N125 million, food distributed to 40,000 families in Konduga

Governor Babagana Zulum on Thursday supervised the distribution of N125m, food and non-food items to over 40,000 families in Konduga local council as palliatives.

The distribution, which took place in three centres, is aimed at reducing the hardship faced by residents as a result of fuel subsidy removal by the federal government in May 2023.

The beneficiaries comprised 15,000 male heads of households, each receiving a 25kg bag of rice and 10kg bag of beans, and 25,000 females receiving N5,000 cash and a wrapper each.

Mr Zulum said it was in continuation of the government’s efforts to distribute palliatives to vulnerable persons in Borno.

“We are here in Konduga. In today’s distribution, about 25,000 vulnerable women each received a wrapper and N5,000, translating to about N125m. In addition to this, we distributed a bag of 25kg rice and 10kg beans each to 15,000 male heads of households,” Mr Zulum said.

The Borno government said it distributed the fuel subsidy removal palliative in July, targeting about 300,000 households across the state, prioritising communities most affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

The governor later scaled up the distribution from 300,000 to 400,000 households.