The Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum visited Gajiganna town of Magumeri Local Government Area to enlighten the community on COVID-
The Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum visited Gajiganna town of Magumeri Local Government Area to enlighten the community on COVID-19 and distributed relief materials to eleven thousand vulnerable citizens faced with humanitarian needs.
The Governor also personally supervised the distribution of cash, food and non food items to the most vulnerable in the community where over eleven thousand households benefitted from the palliatives.
The beneficiaries comprised of six thousand women who received five thousand naira each accompanied with wrappers. Five thousand men who are heads of households received a bag of rice, a bag of maize grain and 3 litres of cooking oil as internally displaced persons IDPs from official camps and within the host community Gajiganna.
Member Representing Magumeri at the Borno State House of Assembly, Audu Mustapha, the Chairperson, State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA and a few members of the State Executive council joined the governor in the distribution exercise.
Governor Zulum also carried out public health campaigns on covid-19 in Gajiganna, calling on residents to maintain personal hygiene, ensure social distancing and avoid unnecessary gatherings. He urged them to cooperate with the measures spelt out by the high powered committee in the fight against the disease.
Stressing that Borno is already faced with enormous challenges. His government is doing everything possible to contain the virus from spreading into the state. However, this can only be achieved with their cooperation.Governor Zulum while in Gajiganna, also paid a morale boosting visit to the military formation involved in fighting Boko Haram terrorists.
He interacted with the formation’s high command and expressed Borno’s appreciation to the Nigerian military for their sacrifices and determination to end the Boko Haram insurgency.
The governor further inspected public healthcare centres in Gajiganna and Tungushe communities of the Magumeri LGA.
He also assessed a closed Comprehensive Health Centre and with the relative peace in the town, Zulum directed immediate reopening of the health centre.Zulum was also at Tungushe, a town in Konduga local government area on his way back, where he assessed a Hospital and a Primary School both destroyed by theinsurgents.
The Governor directed the immediate rehabilitation of the school and hospital to serve the residents.