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Bill Gates Donates $1 Million Food Aid To Borno by davimus(m): 7:41am On Aug 15, 2016
Borno state Governor Kashim Shettima
on Sunday flagged off the distribution of
food items and farm outreach targeting
40,000 victims of the Boko Haram
insurgency through the support of the
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which donated one million dollars to the Borno
State Government as a post conflict
intervention that is meant to support
victims who are returning to their
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. He explained that 200 farm-families will be allocated tilled and
fertile land measuring half hectare each
along with improved seeds, fertilizer,
chemicals and technical supervision so
that they can start growing food crops.
The Governor also announced the release of two trucks of maize grid to
add to the food procured with Gates
“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, the Governor said.
Officials of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and
United Nations Office for the
Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
(UNOCHA) witnessed the distribution
with good will presented by them.
The Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement in Borno
State, Dr Babagana Umara Zulum
explained that two trucks of food items
as well as two farms in Damboa and
Konduga funded through the Gates
donation were ready for immediate access on Sunday while more
communities were to benefit in a
continuous exercise.
Re: Bill Gates Donates $1 Million Food Aid To Borno by mbah2x(m): 7:53am On Aug 15, 2016
i still believe someday nigerians will be the ones giving out to people, and it will start from me and you, if you are with me click like! grin

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