A statewide palliative launched by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum last Saturday at an IDP camp in Maiduguri, is already being replicated at ward levels for resident communities.
4,000 vulnerable citizens in two wards, Gwange 1 and 2 received varieties of food items today, Friday, in Maiduguri.
Zulum had on last weekend, at custom house IDP camp, flagged off the palliatives with food distributed to households.
Before the , the Governor had on Aprik 24 constituted a 17- member committee to distribute palliatives, mostly varieties of food items, to cushion the effects of 14 days statewide lockdown declared in the state. The lockdown was to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Committee chaired by commissioner of agriculture, Engr Bukar Talba, was asked to target vulnerable persons in urgent need of government interventions.
Food items such as bags of rice, Semovita ,Gallons of Cooking oil , Cartons of Spaghetti and some condiments were given to each beneficiary.
Committee members carried out the distribution expected to be transparent and widely reached.
The committee, which has chairperson of the state emergency management agency (SEMA), Hajja Yabawa Kolo served as secretary, has the following 15 other members:
1. Commissioner for science, technology and innovation
2. Commissioner of Trade
3. Commissioner of Special Duties
4. Commissioner Youth and Sports
5. Special adviser on religious affairs 6. Special Adviser on Monitoring and evaluation
7. Special Adviser on Women Affairs
8. Special Adviser on investment
9. Senior Special Asst on Protocol
10. Representative of NEMA
11. Representative of the NEDC
12. Representative of the VSF
13. Representative of SSS, Borno command.
14. Representative of the Nigeria Police Force
15. Representative of the Media