The Kano State Government has commenced the distribution of over 387 ,000 bags of food items to the must vulnerable in the state.
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf Stated this while flagging off the distribution of the second phase of the palliative , held at government House Kano.
He said the gesture was aimed to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal and the current economic hardship.
The governor explained that each ward out if the 484 wards across the state would receive four hundred 10 kg bags of rice and maize to be distributed to the must vulnerable a cross the 44 local government areas of the state.
” This gesture will not only alleviate the sufferings of the people but will also help in our fight against hunger in the state.
“You may recalled that 30 days ago we commenced the distribution of palliative to the vulnerable in the state were we distributed over 50,000 thousand bags of rice and maize.”
“I have already directed that all members of the distribution committee should not benefits from the gesture, adequate arrangement have been made for upward distribution of the palliative to the junior staff of the civil servants , the security, and all relevant stakeholders.”
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf said his administration had concluded arrangement of providing monthly allowance to fifteen thousand people selected from the 44 local government areas of the state to cushion the economic hardship , which includes widows, people living with disabilities and Youths .
In his remark the chairman of the palliative distribution committee Dr Baffa Bichi who doubles as the secretary to the state government said federal government have already started providing trucks of food items to Kano state.
Emir of Karaye Dr Ibrahim Abubakar applauded the efforts of Governor Abba Kabiru Yusuf for the gesture.
The ceremony was attended by Heads of security agencies, traditional rulers and other stakeholders
ABDULLAHI JALALUDDEEN /KANO