Borno state government has disbursed one billion naira as social protection to 120,000 female IDPs, 300 gender based violence survivors and other vulnerable groups to start up a business.
Executive Chairman Borno State Emergency Management Agency SEMA Hajiya Yabawa Kolo made this known at a media briefing in Maiduguri.
Hajiya Yabawa noted that other beneficiaries of funds include 3,127 petty traders, 4,164 physically challenged and over 28,162 youths engaged in wealth for cash to dissuade them from political thuggery.
She said the state government is preparing to receive about 200,000 refugees from Chad, Cameroon and Niger republics and resettle them in safer locations.
According to SEMA Chairman, the Agency has constructed 4,287 emergency shelters in six local government areas to decongest some of the camp and address shelter needs of the displaced.
Similarly, the Special Adviser to the state Governor on SDGs and Humanitarian Development, Dr Mairo Mandara said a twenty five year Development Plan for Borno state would soon be unveiled.
According to her, the plan is aimed at propelling the state on the path of growth in its post-insurgency recovery drive.