Zulum said, “Today we are here to inaugurate the distribution of palliatives to 100,000 less privileged people in Borno under the presidential initiative in addition to the 300,000 households that would benefit from the state palliative.”

He explained that Borno’s case is peculiar since returnees still did not have full access to their farmlands after some parts had been destroyed by the insurgency.

Zulum said that every home in rural parts of the LGAs hit by the insurgency will benefit, noting that 2,000 vulnerable people would be chosen in each ward for the palliative, notably in metropolitan places like Maiduguri.