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Borno ensures food security for terror victims

21 November 2014, 08:03Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has introduced a programme to make food available in the state in order to cushion the effect of Boko Haram insurgency.

The “Food for All Initiative” has been flagged off in Maiduguri.

Launching the programme, the governor decried that the insurgency had seriously affected the socio-economic and political life of his people.

He revealed his government came up with the measures to enable the citizens continue with their lives while intensifying prayers for God's intervention.

Shettima explained that the food for all initiative was meant for all people resident in the state irrespective of tribe, religious affiliation, political differences or any other consideration.

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The governor also disclosed that each household is expected to get a medium bag of rice, oil, a bag of processed grain and an undisclosed amount of money as succour, promised that his government would continue to procure food for the people.

Chairman of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Grema Terab, noted that the programme was designed to improve the general welfare of the people.

He said the agency also established an organising committee to ensure smooth distribution of the food items.

“The organising committee of the state emergency agency has devised a mean of identifying beneficiary, contacting them, capturing their data accurately and landing their intended food items,” he said.

Borno is the state worst affected by the Boko Haram insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives and displaced scores more.

– CAJ News  

- CAJ News


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