In Zamfara State, a total of 168,000 households will benefit from the palliatives provided by the Senator representing Zamfara West Senatorial district, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar.
The Chairman, Publicity Committee for the distribution exercise Ibrahim Muhammad
Birnin Magaji made this known in a statement issued to newsmen in Gusau, the state capital.
According to the statement, under the arrangement, 12,000 households will benefit from each of the 14 local government areas of the state.
The Chairman of the main committee for the distribution of the palliatives, Lawal Liman, Gabdon Kaura, said the committees will see to the constitution of a seven man Ward committees in their respective local government areas.
According to him, a minimum of 1000 beneficiaries will be drawn from each of the 147 Wards across the state in respective of political or religions differences.
Liman Gabdo who doubles as Chairman of A A Yari Political Organization, said a minimum of 1000 beneficiaries will be drawn from each of the 147 Wards of the state.
He added that, the remaining beneficiaries should be added to the local government headquarters, except Talata Mafara where there is an ongoing disbursement of 13 trucks of Maize provided by the Senator, therefore, beneficiaries would be drawn outside the local government headquarters.
The Chairman maintained that, membership of the Ward committees must be persons of proven integrity, while beneficiaries must be heads of the households, needy, widows left with orphans or divorcees with young children.
Liman stressed that, each district must be represented by at least, one person and must not be a known political figure adding that, committee members must ensure fairness and equity in the distribution.
The local government committees have been given three days from the date of the inauguration within which to submit their report to Zonal Committees for upward submission to the main committee after which the enumeration will start and end in a week time.
REL/ SANI DUTSINMA.