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Subsidy: Zulum distributes palliatives to 2,000 Maiduguri households

August 17, 2023

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has distributed food and other palliatives to 2,000 residents of Feezan ward in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC).

The distribution, which took place Wednesday at the Mohammed Goni College of Legal and Islamic Studies,is part of ongoing efforts to reduce hardship caused by rising cost of living as a result of the withdrawal of fuel subsidy by the federal government.

Zulum in July launched the distribution of palliatives which targeted over 300,000 households with about six persons per household to reach one million and eight hundred thousand (1.8m) persons in need.

Under the programme, each eligible resident in Feezan received a palliative voucher that entitled them to get food items in order to reduce the hardship due to the rising prices of commodities.

At the latest distribution in Feezan, the 2,000 households comprising 1,000 heads of male households and 1,000 heads of female households each received one bag of rice and a bag of beans.

To ensure transparency and accountability in the selection process, Borno state government engaged the civil society to be part of the palliative distribution committee.

Speaking at the event, Governor Zulum, represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Emirates Affairs, Hon. Sugun Mai Mele, said 15 wards in Maiduguri metropolis will benefit with each ward receiving 2,000 bags of rice and 2,000 bags of beans.

(Courtesy:TheBluePrint)

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