Governor Zulum visits Damasak, meets returned refugees, supports 674 households

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Saturday visited Damasak, headquarters of Mobar Local Government Area where 674 displaced households received food items and cash support from the State government.

The households were refugees who returned to Damasak from parts of Niger republic they had fled to due to attacks by boko haram.

During the visit, Gov. Zulum supervised the distribution of Bags of grains and cooking items to each household, in addition to directing the release of N10,000 to each of the families as immediate social protection.

The Governor Zulum in company of the Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement inspected ongoing constriction of 1000 shelters that are to accommodate the returning refugees.

The governor also directed the expansion of military trench in order to create room for the construction of more houses for the returning refugees IDPs. Zulum commended the quality and progress of the work.

Beside humanitarian issues, Zulum while in Damasak, visited an abandoned irrigation facility. The Governor, after inspecting the destroyed facilities and directed the ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement to invite Engineers to look into the possibility of reactivating all machines to restore the irrigation facility so that farmers can make use of it.

Before returning to Maiduguri later in the day, Zulum visited the Damasak General Hospital, and the military task force brigade.

At the brigade, the Governor commended the gallantry of soldiers in their sustained efforts to safeguard the lives, and property of citizens in the town.

He however appealed to the brigade Commander to look into the possibility of allowing people to access their farmlands early, as against the usual practice of 10am.

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