By Dilibe Michael
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum was in the regional government area of Gwoza south of Borno for humanitarian and development activities that began on Friday. After spending the night on the town, Zulum shared the N150m on Saturday as a simple loan and grant for small and medium-sized retailers.
The N100m is assigned to small and medium-sized entrepreneurs in Gwoza, while the N50m is assigned to similar dealerships in Fulka, Izge and Limankara, all at Gwoza LGA.
Depending on the size of their business, the jobs they create, and the ability to break credit, six merchants will receive N1 million each, 38 merchants will each receive N500,000, the other 250 will receive N250,000 each, and The other 404 will receive N100,000 each and over 732 dealers receive 30,000 N.
The governor stated that the four-year loan / grant was meant to revive businesses and livelihoods destroyed by Boko Haram rebels in the community of Gvozza.
Zulum announced that any recipient who is able to repay 50% of their loan in the shortest possible time will receive a balance of 50%, while those who deliberately default within that date will be forced to repay 100% of the amount received. to repay loans and grants.
During the governor’s two-day humanitarian journey, which started Friday, 27,000 IDPs residents of Gwoza’s local government were provided with a variety of foodstuffs.
11,000 men received one bag of maize, rice and beans each during the distribution on Saturday, while 16,000 women received 5,000 naira cash each on Sunday.
Before Zulum began his journey, he had deployed dozens of trailers in Gwoza with a variety of food distribution which he directly controlled.
Before Governor Babagana Umara Zulum arrived in Gwoza on Friday, he booked a 50-seat medical center in the town of Kawuri in the local government of Konduga in downtown Borno.
The facility aims to facilitate access to public health for villagers in Kawuri, one of the communities where internally displaced people have been relocated to more than 500 recently relocated houses.
By Dilibe Michael