BY KHADIJAT O. MUSTAPHA, NOVEMBER 14, 2022 | 04:35 PM
Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, Governor of Borno has shared N255 million worth of food items and textiles to about 70, 000 low-income residents of Ngala Local Government of the state.
The governor was in the locality for two days as part of his humanitarian activities.
The distribution held at Ngala town, Gamboru and Wulgo, all in the local government.
The governor who left Maiduguri on Friday was throughout the weekends coordinating the distribution and other humanitarian activities in the locality.
In his remark, he said the support is necessary following the destruction of farmlands by flood.
‘Most of the communities in Ngala Local Government experienced flooding which has denied many of them access to their farmlands. Therefore, we made the intervention to mitigate impact and we will continue to support our people in need until they are able to stand on their feet.’
It was during the same visit that the governor re-opened Gamboru International Cattle Market, which had been closed for over 7 years due to Boko Haram activities, as earlier reported by YERWA EXPRESS NEWS.
The market is one of the biggest sources of revenue to the state. People all the way from Cameroon, Chad and Niger republics come to trade in the market.
According to Gov. Zulum, immediately after the market’s reopening, several trailers loaded with cattle left Gamboru for Maiduguri and other parts of Nigeria.
The governor expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for the outstanding leadership he provided that led to the relative peace enjoyed in the state.
He commended the Nigerian military and other security operatives for providing the enabling environment that enabled the restoration of economic activities across liberated communities hitherto occupied by the insurgents.
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