Yesterday, Wife of the Borno State Governor, Hajiya Nana Kashim Shettima, distributed food items to over 500 women to mark the new Islamic year.
The state government had declared the day a work-free day to commemorate the Hijra new year.
While distributing the items at the Government House in Maiduguri, the governor’s wife urged Muslims and Christians to strengthen their relationship with one another and live in peace irrespective of different backgrounds.
She also advised parents, especially women, to give priority to the education of their children.
Items distributed included bags of rice, Semovita, vegetable oil, cartoons of macaroni and spaghetti among others.