The Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has supervised the distribution of N10,000 each to 5,000 families of Nigerian refugees in Chad.
The governor was conveyed through the Nigerian side of the Lake Chad to meet Borno citizens taking refuge at Darsalam refugee camp in Baga Sola, a border community in the Republic of Chad on Tuesday.
In a statement by the governor’s spokesman, Mallam Isa Gusau, Zulum, on arriving Baga Sola, was received by the Chadian Governor of Lake Province, Fadul Tijjani.
Zulum was said to have asked the leadership of the refugees for challenges they are facing so he could approve mediation.
The governor, who was accompanied by the Nigerian Ambassador to Chad and the Chadian Ambassador to Nigeria, disclosed that joint efforts between his administration, federal establishments and the UNHCR were being made to repatriate the refugees to safe resettlements in Borno.