Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno says he resisted shedding tears while watching displaced persons queuing for distribution of relief materials.
The governor said this during the distribution of food and non-food items to 19,000 displaced households on Tuesday at Gajiram, headquarters of Nganzai Local Government Areas of the state.
The governor said: “When will our people stop queuing to receive relief items.
“I charge you all to cooperate with the security operatives to enable them restore normalcy in our land so that our people can go back to their farmlands.
“We cannot continue to depend on food aid to survive, with the kind of resources we inject in providing relief items, you can only imagine the development projects we would have executed.”
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) about 11,300 housewives received clothing materials and N5,000 each, while 7,800 men received one bag of rice and maize as well as three litres of cooking oil each.