In a bid to address the pressing issue of food security across Nigeria, 23,000 households in Baga, Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, have been provided with essential food palliatives. The distribution was carried out in line with President Bola Tinubu’s agenda to ensure adequate food supply and support vulnerable communities.
Governor Babagana Zulum took the initiative to personally distribute the food and non-food items, emphasizing the importance of tackling the ongoing food crisis. “Distribution of palliatives is one of the agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” Governor Zulum stated during the distribution event. “He (Tinubu) has declared an emergency on food security, and in line with this objective, Borno State Government is distributing food items to communities. Today, we have provided food and non-food items to over 20,000 men and women.”
The distribution, which took place on Monday, successfully reached 13,000 households in Baga town, 3,500 households at Cross Kauwa (a town near Baga), and 6,500 households in Doro Baga, another nearby community. The total number of households reached by the initiative amounted to 23,000.
Each of the 23,000 households received essential food items, including bags of rice, spaghetti, and maize grain. Additionally, the government ensured that women beneficiaries were given a wrapper each as part of the distribution.
The food palliative distribution was met with gratitude from the local communities, as many families have been grappling with food scarcity and economic challenges. The initiative has provided much-needed relief to the residents, who are now better equipped to meet their nutritional needs during these challenging times.
President Bola Tinubu’s food security agenda continues to gain momentum, with various states and local governments following suit to address hunger and support vulnerable populations. The Borno State Government’s effort to ensure food accessibility for its citizens is an essential step towards alleviating hunger and poverty in the region.
As the country faces continued food crises, such interventions are crucial in securing a brighter and more sustainable future for all Nigerians. The government’s commitment to tackling food insecurity remains steadfast, and further initiatives are expected to be implemented to create lasting solutions and improve the overall well-being of the nation’s citizens.