Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has launched the distribution of food items to internally displaced persons and vulnerable citizens in the state as part of palliatives to cushion the effects of COVID-19 lockdown.
At a brief ceremony at Custom house IDP camp in Muna, Jere local government area, the governor announced that the food items were donated by the Northeast Development Commission, NEDC.
He said the NEDC donated 15,000 bags of rice, 15,000 bags of sorghum and 14,000 bags of millet while the state government would provide additional food and wrappers to accommodate many vulnerable people.
Professor Zulum also said the statewide lockdown would be relaxed on Mondays and Thursdays to enable residents restock their food stuff especially during the month of Ramadan.
The Governor stated this while monitoring the level of compliance.
“I want to register my profound appreciation to the good people of Borno state for their high level of compliance with the lockdown order. I have gone round the streets and have seen how people have complied despite the difficulties of complying”.
Governor Babagana Zulum thanked the people of the state for complying with the lockdown order.