Borno governor gifts N30k each to 7000 vulnerable persons to reduce ‘street begging’

A notable member of Borno state Government has claimed that the governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has assisted over 3,000 persons each with N30,000 each in the last two months.

The gesture is part of the Zulum administration’s social protection scheme, which has seen over 7,000 persons assisted in the last two months in a total package of N384m in a bid to lessen the ongoing economic hardship faced in the state.

Speaking to journalists, the Borno State Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation, Nuhu Clark, said on Tuesday that though the government had already invested N384m in the scheme, Zulum is not considering stopping it for now.

Clark said 3,127 physically challenged persons, majority of whom were street beggars, were among more than 7,000 persons given N30,000 each across the state.

He said the scheme was aimed at preparing grounds for the enforcement of the government’s ban on street begging in the state.

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