For the second week running, Borno Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum took palliatives for the COVID-19 to the streets of Maiduguri.
The governor had last week kickstarted the distribution of palliatives in part of the capital town, Maiduguri
The governor on Saturday continued from where he left off as he gave out relief materials to not less than 6,000 vulnerable residents of three wards in Maiduguri.
With the distribution that started last week at customs-house IDP camp in Muna, Jere local government, this week, it was shifted to densely-populated wards of Gwange I, II, and III.
The governor gave out varieties of relief materials to 2,000 residents of Gwange III ward on Saturday.
Earlier on Friday 4,000 residents of Gwange I and II wards got similar food items.
Bags of rice, Semovita, Gallons of Cooking oil, Cartons of Spaghetti and some condiments were given to beneficiaries.
The governor had on April 24, constituted a 17- member committee to distribute palliatives, mostly food items, to cushion the social effect of the 14-day statewide lockdown.
The lockdown, imposed by the Governor on April 22, was to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Zulum, during the inauguration of the committee, had charged the members under the chairmanship of commissioner of agriculture, Engr Bukar Talba and chairperson of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Hajja Yabawa Kolo, as secretary, to transparently identify persons in urgent need of government intervention.
The governor had, in order to enhance transparency, included representatives of intelligence and security agencies, religious affairs, women, the media in the committee.