The Borno Commissioner of Information confirmed this in a statement.
The Borno Government said on Friday that it would slaughter 540 bulls and share to the less privileged in the forthcoming Sallah celebration. Inuwa Bwala, the Commissioner for Information in the state, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the male cows would be shared to the less privileged in Maiduguri and Jere Local Governments.
“Gov. Kashim Shettima has in the spirit of the Eid-el-Kabir, approved the distribution of 540 bulls to cater for the less privileged. “The bulls will be shared to the residents of Maiduguri and Jere local governments of the state’’, he said. Bwala said that a committee had been set up by the government to ensure equitable sharing of the bulls to the beneficiaries.
“A committee comprising religious leaders, traditional rulers and officials from the two councils has been constituted to work out modalities for effective distribution of the bulls,” he said, The commissioner said the committee would ensure that the meat got to the people.“The state governor urges residents and beneficiaries to conduct themselves in orderly manner,” he said. The commissioner did not state why other local governments in Borno were not considered for the distribution.
Borno is the hotbed of the Boko Haram crisis in Northern Nigeria and is currently under emergency rule.