For The 5th Time, Zulum Visits Kala-Balge, Donates Cash To 8000 Widows


Governor of Borno state, Babagana Umara Zulum on Saturday visited Rann, headquarters of Kala-Balge Local Government Area in Central part of Borno State.

The Precision NG reports that the visit was Zulum’s fifth humanitarian trip to Kala-Balge since he assumed office on 29th May 2019.

Rann, the headquarters of Kala-Balge can only be accessed through the Republic of Cameroon by road, while agricultural activities are restricted mainly to backyard farming due to the security situation in the general area.

Excessive flood from a dam in Central Africa had forced Nigerians in Rann to resort to neighboring Cameroon Republic for livelihoods.

The Governor, who returned same Saturday to Maiduguri supervised the distribution of N65m in cash to widows and some vulnerable residents in Rann to enable them buy food and other basic needs at a Cameroonian boarder village.

Each of the 8,000 households in the community was given between N10,000 and N5,000 cash because there is no banking service in Rann.

5,000 Male householders received N10,000 each, while 3,000 of their female counterparts received N5,000 and 10k bag of rice each.

Zulum was in Rann on June 9 and December 8, 2019, and later returned in February and June 2020.

In all visits, the governor supervised the distribution of food and non-food aid to residents, many of them in critical humanitarian needs.

Before traveling to Kala-Balge, Zulum was in Kaduna on Friday for northern governors meeting but he used the trip to inspect some property owned by the Borno State Government in Kaduna town.

The property include Kaduna lodge and palace of the Shehu of Borno, the Governor’s Lodge and Liason Office, government staff quarters, Borno Hotels.

He ordered technical evaluation of those property in need of rehabilitation.

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