Zulum Halts Palliative Distribution To 100,000 Families In Borno

Distribution to resume next week

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has ordered the immediate suspension of the ongoing palliative distribution to 100,000 families in MMC and Jere.

According to the statement released by the governor’s media office, the suspension is aimed to enhance transparency and fairness in the distribution process.

The statement added that the decision was in response to the concerns in the selection process and the reported anomalies in the distribution of the palliative targeting the most vulnerable members of society.

Zulum’s administration remains committed to supporting vulnerable populations during this time when global economic challenges are faced in all countries.

The statement quotes Zulum saying, “We are fully committed to ensuring the welfare of our people. We will take every step necessary to make sure the palliatives reach those who need them the most,”

The governor also stated. ” Let me also state clearly that we will investigate all the concerns raised by the people alleging that some people entrusted to select the deserving beneficiaries were involved in shortchanging the process, thereby selling it.”

He further stressed, “I directed the security agencies to investigate the matter thoroughly and ensure everyone found guilty is prosecuted accordingly.”

Distribution to resume next week

Meanwhile, Governor Zulum emphasised that the palliative distribution will resume next week after putting measures in place to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of the process.

The governor assured the public that his administration will prioritise improvement in healthcare service delivery, quality education, youth empowerment, entrepreneurship and revitalise the economy through improved infrastructure.