Gov. Zulum provides relief package for victims of Boko Haram attack

Gov. Zulum provides relief package for victims of Boko Haram attack

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has commenced the distribution of N11 million relief package to 83 victims of Boko Haram attack in Takulashi.

Governor Zulum, during a visit to Chibok on Monday, sympathized with 83 families affected by Boko Haram attack in Takulashi, a community in the Local Government, and directed immediate release of N11m as social protection for them.

“What happened in Takulashi is very unfortunate, we share your pains and we all believe that nothing can equal the value of a single life. However, I will present a token to support the 83 families affected” the Governor said.

The fund was distributed thus: 12 family members of those who lost their lives during the attack received N300,000 each, 53 people whose houses were burnt down received N100,000 each while families of 9 persons also affected by the terrorist attack received N100,000 each. Another five persons who sustained various degree of injuries received N150,000 each while 4 families also received N150,000 each.

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Meanwhile, 5 years after, Governor Zulum has directed the rehabilitation of Government Secondary School, Chibok, where over 200 girls were abducted by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014.

Speaking on the proposed rehabilitation, Governor Zulum said, “I hereby direct the ministry of education to deploy a team of experts to assess the entire school and come up with a design and costing so that I can approve the immediate reconstruction and remodelling of this school.

“We will also ensure that the school is allocated adequate teachers, already I have given a directive for recruitment of more teachers both on permanent and ad-hoc staffing that will include volunteer teachers.

“Of course, before allocation of teachers, the reconstruction will involve the provision of all components of learning materials including functional laboratory for sciences. When I return here next time, I want to see a completely different scene.”

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