Zulum distributes N250m to 25,000 in Gwoza to widows and vulnerable women

Babagana Umara Zulum, the governor of Borno state, supervised the distribution of N250 million to over 25,000 widows and vulnerable women via the Borno Renaissance Microfinance Bank in Gwoza local government area on Wednesday.

The distribution took conducted in four locations in Gwoza town: Central Stadium, Mega Primary School, Government Secondary School, and Government Day Secondary School.According to Zulum, the handout was intended to assist women who were victims of the Boko Haram rebels, some of whom had lost their spouses as a result of the situation.

“About 25,000 women benefited from today’s distribution exercise each of them received N10,000 through the microfinance Bank; we have facilitated the opening of bank accounts to them to drive financial inclusion,” added Zulum.

He continued, “Gradually, we intend to cover all the 27 Local Government Areas and ensure that a sizable number of the population have bank accounts.”Meanwhile, Governor Zulum conducted an inspection visit to examine the level and quality of work at the Gwoza Nursing School, which is now under development.

Zulum, who was pleased with the quality of the work, requested that the project be completed and put to use within six months.

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