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Governor Zulum declares one day of fasting and prayer against hardship

Governor of Borno, Babagana Zulum, has declared Monday, a day for fasting and to offer special prayers for divine intervention over the current economic hardship.

The governor, in his broadcast to residents of the state, implored traditional rulers, clerics and citizens to observe a one-day voluntary fast for peace, prosperity and the development of the state.

Zulum said his administration was focused on reviving the agricultural sector to increase food production and reduce reliance on palliatives.

He commended the federal government for its sustained support in the fight against insurgency and the development of our state.

He said his administration was engaged with stakeholders, particularly those in the business of essential commodities, including all forms of grains and building materials, and had made far-reaching decisions to mitigate the rising cost of essential goods.

Zulum added; “I am deeply troubled by the recent hardships faced by our citizens, particularly the high cost of food items.

“I understand the burden this places on families and individuals, and I want to assure you that we are taking decisive steps to alleviate this issue.”

“In addition to our efforts in agriculture, we are also working on increasing the distribution of palliatives, especially for residents in Maiduguri Metropolitan and Jere”.

The governor also expressed gratitude to security forces and volunteers for their sacrifices to safeguard lives and create a peaceful society for prosperity and development.