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COVID-19: Borno Distributes Palliatives To 23,000 Households


Hajiya Yabawa Kolo, the Chairperson of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says no fewer that 23,000 households have benefited from the ongoing distribution of palliatives in Maiduguri metropolitan.

Kolo who doubled as the Secretary of the state palliative committee, made this known while briefing newsmen on the activities of the committee which is part of the State High Powered Taskforce on Covid-19.

Kolo said the beneficiaries were provided with palliatives to cushion the effect of the lockdown.

She said that the palliatives comprising grains and condiments were distributed only to the needy.

“Our formula for the distribution of the palliatives is 10 percent to persons with disabilities, 20 percent to the elderly, 20 percent to widows, and the remaining 50 percent to poorest of the poor.

“We have covered nine wards in Maiduguri metropolis and will enter Jere Local Government Area (LGA) by tomorrow,” Kolo said.

The SEMA Chairperson also announced that some trucks with relief materials allocated to Borno state by the Federal Government are on their way to Maiduguri.

She also explained that during the sharing of the palliatives, the committe use to sensitise the people on preventive measures.

Also speaking at the briefing, the state Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Babakura Abba-Jato, said two coronavirus patients had recovered and were discharged at the state Isolation Centre.

Abba-Jato said other patients who were recovering from the disease are expected to be discharged on Monday when their final test results would be out.

He also announced that out of the over 100 travellers that entered the state during the lockdown and were kept in quarantine for 14 days, seven tested positive to the virus while the rest were allowed to go.

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