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Zulum traverses Marte, Dikwa, Mafa, distribute relief materials to 48,000 households

In Borno State, Governor Zulum made a humanitarian trip to Matte, Dikwa and Mafa Local Government Areas over the weekend, to distribute food items to 48,000 displaced households.

Governor Zulum between Friday and Sunday visited the three local government areas, he monitored the distribution if relief items and coordinated the return of IDPs back to their communities.

Some of the items given were thousands of bags of food grains and cooking oil were distributed, 10,000 of the beneficiaries are from Mafa and 38,000 were from Dikwa.

The Federal Government and the Borno State Government through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs made the relief items available to the beneficiaries.

Governor Zulum spent two nights in Dikwa and during his stay, visited various projects locations and examined the quality of blocks meant for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of communities that have been destroyed by insurgents in Dikwa and Matte Local Governments.

After the inspection, the expressed his dissatisfaction with the quality of blocks used, he urged the Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement not to make use of substandard blocks in any of the state projects.

The Borno State Governor also assessed the construction work at CBDA 500 housing estate, he said that engineers at the site should double their efforts to see through the completion of the project so that the IDPs from Matte can come back home.

During his interview with newsmen, the Governor was not satisfied with the quality of work carried out, he said he wanted to ensure that the contractor adhere to all engineering protocols.

He also made a case for the return of Grade community in Matte LGA, he had already met with stakeholders to enable the quick return of the IDPs.

Governor Zulum also expressed his appreciation for the support that President Muhammadu Buhari has shown regarding the development of Borno State.

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