CBN Donates Food To Displaced Persons In Borno

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele
CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on Thursday donated 400 bags of rice to internally displaced persons, IDPs, in Borno State.

CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele said that the donation was in line with the banks’ Corporate Social Responsibilities, CSR, to the displaced persons and was meant to bring them some succor.

Presenting the relief materials on behalf of the CBN boss at the Borno State Government House, Maiduguri, the Branch Comptroller of the CBN in Maiduguri, Isyaku Ibrahim, said he was impressed with the news from the state that victories were being recorded by the Nigerian military in war against terror and that peace and stability were returning to the state.

He said the successful prosecution of the war will bring about an environment conducive for the implementation of government’s policies and programmes in the affected states.



    He said that the restoration of peace in Borno state would also revive the local economy and encourage business activities that would create jobs for unemployed youths.

    “During the Governor’s mother’s funeral in April, 2016, the CBN Governor made a commitment to provide the gifts received from friends and well-wishers to the less privileged across the country.

    “In furtherance of that commitment, he has requested that I provide this truckload of 400 bags of locally produced rice to the state government, for the benefits of IDPs, before they return to their respective communities in the state,” the governor’s representative stated.

    Receiving the food donation, the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, commended the bank for the gesture while also appealing to wealthy individuals and other corporate organisations in the country to help deal with the humanitarian challenges being faced by the displaced persons in the state.


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