Katsina State Government has launced the distribution of palliatives in Kankara Local Government Area.
While launching the distribution of the palliatives, the state deputy governor Malam Faruk Lawal Jobe said the palliatives followed the withdrawal of fuel subsidy by Federal Government.
He expained that the withdrawal of subsidy has caused alot of economic hardships including hike in food stuff prices and other essential commodities.
Malam Faruk Lawal Jobe said the state have thirty four Local Government Areas, three hundred and thixty one wards and six thousand six hundres and fifty two polling units in which the palliatives will be distributed.
He noted that the palliative being distributed is for polling units and Kankara Local Government has eleven wards with two hundred and fifty six polling units.
He further said the palliatives is different from the earlier one distributed by Local Councils following the directives of the state Governor for local councils to purchase maize and distribute.
The deputy Governor said each polling unit will have five bags of rice to be shared for vulnerable people and people with special needs.
According to him, committee has been formed in each of the thirty four Local Government Areas with the local government chairman as commitee chairman and members include member state house of assembly in each local government, religious leaders, any appointee from the local government be it commissioner or special adviser.
He called on the distribution committee to be fair in their assigned responsibilities and avoid any misconduct or injustice.
Earlier the Kankara Local Government chairman Alhaji Anas Isah appreciated the contribution of the state and federal Government level for supporting the people at grassroot.
Anas Kankara noted that the support of palliatives being given to people especially at the grassroot is greatly assisting in reducing the hardship being faced.
The Kankara Local Government chairman promised to be prudent in the distribution of rice palliatives provided to the people of the Local Government.