Ramadan: Gov. Nasir Launches Palliatives Distribution, Warn Against Sell, Siphoning

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By Umar Faruk, Birnin Kebbi

Kebbi State Governor, Dr Nasir Idris, has launched this year’s Ramadan Palliatives distribution of assorted grains to serve as a way to cusion the effect of hardship to the people of the state, while launching the distribution ceremony in Birnin Kebbi.

The governor, said the gesture was in furtherance of the compassionate policy of his administration as a caring government.

While expressing “The flag off is a public declaration of my commitment to help those in need and provide relief to those affected by the present socio-economic problems.

“It is a way of showing solidarity and support to the people and for them to have access to resources to survive.

“It is a symbolic gesture of communality and being each other’s brother’s keeper.”

According to the Kebbi State Governor, the distribution of the grains was also an interim measure to bring succour to the generality of the people of the state.

He directed all those entrusted with the distribution of the grains to ensure that all the people of the state were given their due share.

Dr. Nasir added that, “Kebbi State government is the government of the people, hence the food items should be shared irrespective of party affliliatiion or religious.

“Politicking is over, elections are over, what remains is good governance. Nobody should be left out, no party differences.

He than warned distribution committees at all levels against any form of sharp practice such as selling, siphoning or diversion of grains meant for people.

He strictly warned that any government official found diverting the grains would be severely dealt with, leading to removal from office and also directed security agencies heads to ensure total compliance or if any one found guilty should be arrested and prosecuted.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Alhaji Shehu Mu’azu, commended the governor for approving the procurement of the assorted grains of hundreds of thousands of bags for the welfare of his people.

He also extolled the good leadership qualities of Governor Idris.

Alhaji Shehu Mu’azu informed the gathering that what was being distributed was twenty percent of the entire grains procured by the government while the distribution of the remaining balance would be done subsequently in phases.

He said grains accruing to all the 21 Local Government Areas have already been despatched to the headquarters of the local governments.

The assorted grains purchased for Ramadan palliatives are Millet, Sorghum and parboiled rice.


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