Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum, has shared cash of N221,760,000, food items and wrappers to at least 67,454 residents of Ngala Local Government Area.
The governor reportedly spent nights in the community to ensure proper organization of the distribution.
The distribution took place at five centres in Gamboru, Wulgo, and Ngala, the major communities housing thousands of internally displaced persons from two local government areas that fled due to activities of Boko Haram insurgents, according to Nigerian Tribune.
The exercise started on Sunday with 44,352 women beneficiaries each receiving the sum of N5,000 in cash and a wrapper, while 23,102 male heads of households each got one bag of rice and one bag of maize grain on Monday.
The Governor said, “Yesterday (Sunday), we distributed non-food items to about 44,352 women in Ngala Local Government Area. Each of them received N5,000 and a wrapper.
“This morning (Monday), we are distributing food items to 23,103 male heads of households. Each of them will receive one bag of rice and one bag of maize to cushion their hardship,” Zulum said.