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FG Delivers 90 tons of COVID-19, insurgency palliatives to Borno Government

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Borno State Government distributing palliatives PHOTO:Twitter

The Federal Government has yesterday distributed 90 tons of coronavirus (COVID-19) and Boko Haram insurgency palliatives to
residents of Borno.

The assorted palliatives comprise 90 tons of rice, cartons and kegs of tomato pastes and cooking oil for distribution to the vulnerable and residents.

Borno residents, according to State’s COVID-19 response team, Umar Kadafur, who doubles as Deputy Governor, are undergoing three-week
lockdown.

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While presenting the palliatives for distribution Tuesday in Maiduguri, Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs said the relief materials intervention; was to cushion devastating impacts of COVID-19 lockdown across the country.

Sadiya who was represented by Director of Humanitarian Affairs, Grema Ali sympathized with Borno residents and vulnerable, who suffered from the twin humanitarian crises of Boko Haram insurgency and COVID-19 pandemic.

“Let me conveyed Sadiya’s sympathy to people of the state who have suffered humanitarian crisis for over a decade, including the ongoing the pandemic that claimed many lives,” he said, while presenting the palliatives to COVID-19 response team Chairman, Kadafur.

He said the delivered palliatives, will ameliorate the hardships suffered from the decade long insurgency and COVID-19 pandemic that claimed many lives and property.

The Commissioner of Agriculture, Alhaji Bukar Talba, who is also Palliative Committee Chairman, assured the Minister of fair and
equitable distribution of received palliatives.
According to him, the palliatives will reach the vulnerable people under three-week lockdown.

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