MAIDUGURI (State House’ Report)- The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has launched the distribution of nutrition food items to victims of insurgency in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State.
Mrs Buhari performed the launch recently in company of the wife of the Borno State Governor, Mrs Nana Kashim Shetima in Maiduguri.
According to her, the items were part of the donations gathered from well-meaning Nigerians through her NGO ‘GET INVOLVED’ initiative.
She distributed food items and other household utensils to over 350 household in Benisheikh of Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State.
The items which were distributed to 350 families in Kaga Local Government alone includes bags of rice, sugar, solar lamp, wrappers, cartons of indomie, buckets, mosquitoes net, bags of semovita, gallons of palm oil among others.
” The items that you are seeing today were received from well-meaning Nigerians and they sent their regards to the entire people of Borno State. They were donated from people in the South, East, West and Northern part of Nigeria and I am here today to flag-off the distribution of the food items,” she said.
Mrs Buhari thanked all individuals who contributed to ease the plight of the people of Borno State, while calling on the wife of the Governor and other stakeholders in the state to monitor the distribution of the relief materials.
In her speech, the wife of Borno State Governor, Mrs Nana Shetima, thanked Mrs Buhari for identifying with people of Borno State since the inception of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Mrs Shetima said that the people of the State were indebted to the wife because she was always supportive to the plight of victims of insurgency.
She also congratulated the wife of the President for supporting the establishment of the North East Development Commission which the bill was before the Senate.
Also speaking, the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shetima, commended the good effort of Mrs Buhari to the plight of the IDPs in the State, adding that she has shown the world that she was a true daughter of the North East by supporting the establishment of the north east development commission.
The wife of the President was accompanied by the Former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Mrs Pauline Tallen, wife of the Chief of Air Staff, Mrs Hafsat Sadiq Abubakar, wife of Inspector General of Police Mrs Asma’u Ibrahim Idris.
The UBE Junior Secondary school in Benisheikh which was the venue of the event was renamed as Aisha Muhammadu Buhari Junior Secondary school, Benisheikh by the Chairman of Kaga Local Government.