The Borno State Government yesterday said a total of 27,000 displaced persons who returned to Gwoza Local Government Area have been given food aid, while small business owners were given loans and grants, totaling N150 million.
Thousands of residents driven away by insurgents have returned to their homes in Gwoza.
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Governor Babagana Zulum was said to have conducted both exercises, according to a statement signed by the governor’s spokesman, Isa Gusau.
The sum of N100 million was allocated to small and medium entrepreneurs living within Gwoza town, while N50m was allocated to similar traders in Fulka, Izge and Limankara towns, all in Gwoza Local Government Area.
In a separate development, Governor Zulum yesterday commissioned a 50-bed capacity health care centre in Kawuri town of Konduga Local Government Area.
The facility is expected to serve displaced persons who were resettled in more than 500 newly built houses.