Sixty thousand households in Maiduguri, Borno State Capital are benefitting from government’s Covid 19 palliatives.
The palliatives targets the poorest people in each ward of the metropolitan to help cushion the effect of the lockdown.
The distribution was flagged off immediately the lockdown was imposed, following the outbreak of corona Virus in the state.
Poor people in Internally Displaced peoples camp and in the host community in Maiduguri are bearing the brunt of the state wide lockdown.
They understand the importance of staying at home, and the price they must pay which is a halt in their livelihood and hunger.
While the IDPs are regular beneficiaries of charity, no one remembers those on the last rings of the ladder in the host community.
It is for this reason that the Borno State Government constitutes a palliative committee to generate a list and reach out to deserving citizens.
And now the list has been generated, specifically targetting economically disadvantaged persons.
The elderly, people living with disability and widows are the top priority, according to the Engineer Bukar Talba, the chairman palliative committee.
The largess excludes civil servants and political office holders.
Borno State Government said it has received food stuff from the Northeast Development Commission and the National Emergency Management Agency to complement its palliative drive.
19,000 households have been so far reached as the distribution continues.