Zulum Halts Palliative Distribution In Borno Communities Over Anomalies

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Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, on Friday ordered immediate suspension of the ongoing palliative distribution to 100,000 families in MMC and Jere.
Governor Zulum, in a statement released from his media office on Friday in Maiduguri, said the suspension was to guarantee transparency and fairness in the distribution process.
The statement added that the decision was in response to the concerns in the selection process and reported anomalies in the distribution of the palliative expected to target most vulnerable persons in the society.
“My administration remains committed to supporting vulnerable populations during this time when global economic challenges are faced in all countries.
“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.
“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.
“I directed the security agencies to investigate the matter thoroughly and ensure everyone found guilty is prosecuted accordingly,” the governor said.
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 also assured that his administration will prioritise improvement in healthcare service delivery, quality education, youth empowerment, entrepreneurship and revitalized economy through improved infrastructure.



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