Tuesday 12 September 2023

Nasarawa: Governor Abdullahi Sule, Personally Distributed Palliative Items and Money

By: Wilson Bako (Lafia),

Irked by the plethora of allegations of diversion of palliative meant for the vulnerable persons by government officials in Nasarawa State, the state Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, personally took over the distribution of the food items which were accompanied with a token amount of  Five Thousand Naira to the beneficiaries in three Local Government Areas (LGAs)of the state on Tuesday.

His action according to the state Chief Executive was aimed at keeping close watch on both the food items and the cash donations and to ensure that it got to the right beneficiaries.

The three lucky Local Governments are: Awe, Keana and Obi LGAs, where each of the over Three Thousand beneficiaries smiled home with 50kg of Rice, accompanied with Five Thousand Naira cash.

Governor Sule who advised the beneficiaries to ensure proper management of the palliative, also warned against the redistribution of the commodities as some people used such avenues to blackmail the State Government on the quantity of the food stuff given per individual.

Engineer Sule also disclosed that he has given directive for the immediate commencement of the payment of Ten Thousand Naira monthly palliative to civil servants for a period of six months, while pensioners would in the same vain be paid Five Thousand Naira palliative for the same period of six months.

He said, all these palliative were the initiative of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sen. Bola Tinibu in his efforts to cushion the effects of the hardship being faced by the Nigerians as a result of the removal of the fuel subsidy. He appealed to the people of the state to always be orderly, while the process of sharing the palliative was going on.

In his remarks at the distribution of the palliative, the Emir of Awe, Alh Isa Abubakar, the Emir was full of appreciation to both the state and Federal Government for what he described as their kind heartedness by coming to the rescue of the common man bearing in mind the hash economic realities of the day, which is brought about by the subsidy removal.

He appealed to the people of the area to cooperate with the State Government by conducting themselves in a peaceful manner. Adding that, those who did not get today might have their turn tomorrow.

Our Correspondent, who was at the venue of the distribution observed that, the joy of the beneficiaries knew no bound as they held their bags of the 50 kg tenaciously as others who were yet to get scrambled in an effort to get theirs.

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