This northern governor gives out scholarships to kids, blesses women with money, plenty foodstuffs (photos)
- The governor of Borno state, Babagana Umara Zulum, has provided respite to children who lost their parents as JTF fighters in the war against insurgency
- According to the Zulum, the kids will be given scholarships while the widows will receive cash money and other food items
- Volunteers will also get cash bonuses and other different goodies in the form of food items
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The governor of Borno state, Babagana Umara Zulum, has given scholarships to children of people who volunteered to fight with the Joint Task Force (JTF).
Added to that, the governor also rolled out a welfare package of N50,000 each to widows of the slain fighters which will also include a large giveaway of 27,000 bags and carons of different food items to 9,000 families.
This was made known on Wednesday, October 28, at the state capital Maiduguri. It should be noted that the volunteers fought with JTF military men to stem the insurgency of the Boko Haram group.
Nine thousand volunteers who are still alive would receive N20,000 in cash, a bag of rice, cartons of spaghetti, a keg of cooking oil. All those goodies are not part of their monthly allowance.
The Borno governor honours the memory of killed JTF members.
Photo source: Facebook/Zulum
The governor added that the civilian JTF was one of the good things that came from the state since 2013. He said that the group is more important than any other in Borno.
He partly said:
“As Governor of Borno State, I assure you, that insha’Allah, all of those who died in the Civilian JTF, groups of hunters and vigilantes did not die in vain. Bi’iznillah they have all died for the causes of saving humanity and we pray that Allah grants them His eternal mercy and admit them into aljanna Firdaus.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the governor commissioned two mega schools in low-income communities of the state.
Underprivileged pupils numbering 30,000 are being enrolled in the two schools, which were commissioned on Monday, October 26.
The educational institutions were built at Ajilari Cross in Jere and Abuja-Sheraton in Maisandari ward of Maiduguri metropolitan council.
Each of the schools has 30 classrooms with each to accommodate between 40 to 50 pupils, meaning about 3,000 pupils in 60 classrooms.
The schools have been equipped with desks and chairs while pupils already admitted were provided free uniforms.
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