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Boko Haram: Gov Zulum Shares N100 million to 10,000 Households In Kala-Balge

Borno State governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, spent the most part of his day in Rann, headquarters of Kala-Balge, Local Government Area, remotely located around a border between Nigeria, Cameroon linking to Chadian territory.

Reports say that Governor Zulum flew from Maiduguri to Kala-Balge on board a helicopter because it is currently impossible to access the LGA by road due to massive waterlog caused by discharge from a dam in Cameroonian territory in July 2019.

The Governor was accompanied by Dr. Zainab Gimba, member of the house of reps for Kala-Balge, Bama and Ngala federal constituency, Kala-Balge’s representative at the state assembly and a special adviser from there.

Led by Governor Zulum, the officials supervised the distribution of N100m in cash to the residents in Rann, whose only option is to trek about 10 kilometers to border communities in order to buy food and other basic needs.

‘’ Each of the 10,000 households in the community was given between N10,000 and N15,000 cash because there is no banking service. Zulum had to fly cash as of last option.

‘’Male householders received N15,000 each, while their female counterparts received N10,000 each.

‘’ Gov Zulum shares N100 million to 10,000 households in Kala-Balge Rann, largely populated by Borno’s Shuwa Arabs, is considered Nigeria’s most severely disadvantaged local government headquarters,’’ said a local official in the governor’s entourage.

More than 10,000 households in the agrarian community of Rann, have been trapped while crops planted last year were destroyed by a herd of 250 elephants sighted by UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) officials from their helicopter back in December 2019.

Farmlands still flooded cannot be cultivated by the residents forcing them to completely depend on aid transported to them through humanitarian air services.

Despite 25 years of existence, Rann is usually inaccessible during  the rainy season as there is neither road nor bridge linking the council headquarters with the rest of Borno State. The council is also not connected to the national grid for electricity supply.

It could be recalled that  Zulum shares N100 million to 10,000 households in Kala-Balge Tuesday’s was Governor Zulum’s third humanitarian visit to Kala-Balge since June 2019.

The Governor was in Rann on June 9 and December 8, 2019.

In the first visit, he traveled by road before the flood while he flew by chopper in December. On both occasions, he supervised the distribution of food and non-food aid to residents, many of them in critical need of help.

 

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