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BORNO IDPs IN NIGER REPUBLIC GET 10,000 BAGS OF FOOD ITEMS AS GOV ZULUM VISITS

BORNO IDPs IN NIGER REPUBLIC GET 10,000 BAGS OF FOOD ITEMS AS GOV ZULUM VISITS

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI

Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum has provided 10,000 bags of assorted grains to cushion the hardships of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) currently taking refuge in Diffa province of Niger republic.

The governor while addressing IDPs mostly from Abadam, Mobbar, and Guzamala Local Government Areas which shares International Border with the francophone country said, efforts are in top gear to ensure that very soon all the fleeing IDPs return to their respective communities.

Zulum who was received on the visit by the Prefe (Governor) of Diffa Alhaji Mohamed Modu in Niger was full of thanks to the Nigerien Government for making life very comfortable to all the IDPs taking refuge in Diffa since inception of crisis.

Zulum said Diffa and borno are just like twins and so also Nigeria and Niger Republic with almost same common culture, tradition and historical background.

He said the government of the two countries will soon look at possibilities of providing accessible road from Damasak to Diffa for free trade and movement of people as well as enhanced relationship.

The governor said, very soon, he will come back to Niger where he intends to visit the IDPs camps to interact personally with his traumatized.

Zulum also announced a donation of N10 million for the IDPs in Diffa, stressing that, out of the amount, N5 million  is from the Borno State Government, N3 million is from Senator representing Borno North, Abubakar kyari and N2 million from Hon. Bukar Gana, member representing the area in the lower chamber of the National Assembly.

The governor also used the occasion to sympathize with the Nigerien soldiers who lost their lives in the fight against the insurgency and promised to assist the Multi National Joint Task Force to boost their morale towards the fight against Boko Haram.

While receiving the Borno State Governor at Diffa Government House, the Governor of Diffa Alhaji Modu assured his administration’s determination to provide full security and support to all the Nigerians, especially those taking refuge in Diffa province.

The Prefect of Diffa then congratulated Zulum over his emergence as the governor of Borno state, adding that they are still making efforts to come and congratulate him officially and prayed for his success and good health.

 

 

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