Borno targets 1.8m residents for palliative distribution over subsidy

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The Borno State Government, on Monday, launched a substantial food and non-food palliative distribution to mitigate the impact of the hardship following the removal of the fuel subsidy.

During the flag-off ceremony held at the Muna garage suburb of Maiduguri, the State Governor, Babagana Zulum, said the initiative was targeted at 300,000 households of six members each, equating to approximately 1.8 million people.

Zulum said the initiative was in response to the recent economic hardships triggered by the withdrawal of subsidies from petroleum products.

He said,

“We are doing this food distribution in line with the federal government’s rolled-out palliative meant to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal on the vulnerable citizens.”