outreach targeting 40,000 victims of the Boko Haram insurgency through the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which donated $1Million to the state govt.
Governor Shettima launched at the
support with the distribution of 25
kilogram bag of rice and 10 kilogram bag of beans to each of
1,100 households at Mainok village
in Kaga local government area, 45 kilometers away from Maiduguri.
The Governor announced that officials of the State Government working with the Gates Foundation used the $1m to procure the food items and commenced funding of 100 hectares of farm where beans is being cultivated.
While speaking on the good gesture, the Governor said;
“We are grateful to God for creating people like Mr Bill Gates and his dear wife, Melinda. These leading lights of philanthropy across the world have shown love to the good people of Borno State at a time we are on the ground and looking for any hand to hold in trying to lift ourselves up''.