Governor Zulum in Kirawa, resettles 2,500 IDP households, disburses N120M cash, food items
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum was in Kirawa, town, a border community in Gwoza Local Government Area, where he personally supervised the resettlement of 2,500 displaced households into their homes which were rebuilt by the state government.
The homes were destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents during their occupation, forcing residents to become internally displaced in Pulka, another town in Gwoza, while fled and take refuge in neighboring Cameroon., therefore left the town deserted for over six years.
Governor Zulum who set up a committee with the task of rebuilding destroyed homes in Kirawa to ensure safe and voluntary return in a dignified terms.
Governor Zulum, during the resettlement visit on Saturday, not only ensured they return to rebuilt homes but also supervised the disbursement of N120m to the 2,500 families. Each Male heads of households were were allocated N100,000 while their wives (some of who were part of benefiting households) were given N20,000. Each.
Additionally, all the 2,500 households each received food items comprising a bag of rice, a bag of maize grill and a wrapper each for female returnees.
The Governor who traveled in company of chairman of Kirawa resettlement committee, Engr Saleh Vungas who hails from Gwoza and is Zulum’s immediate past commissioner for housing and energy returned back to Maiduguri by evening.
The delegation also included member of the Borno State House of Assembly representing Gwoza LGA, Abacha Buba, former commissioner of Agriculture, Engr Bukar Talba and the permanent secretary, ministry of poverty alleviation among other government officials.