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Monday, August 15, 2016

Borno govt distributes $1 million worth of food paid for by Gates Foundation

The Borno State government has Sunday flagged off a food distribution programme using $1 million cash donation recently made by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The programme involves direct distribution of rice and beans as well as helping displaced communities cultivate farms in safe locations.

Flagging off the programme in the liberated village of Mainok, 65km away from Maiduguri, the state capital, Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, said the intervention became necessary with the emerging peace in the state.

Hundreds of villagers gathered in the village primary school where the food items were being shared.

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