The governor of Jigawa State, Umar Namadi, has expressed concern that the palliatives might be stolen.
On Friday, at the start of a statewide distribution of palliative food and cash, the governor issued the warning.
He stressed that the things were intended solely for the state’s poor, orphans, disabled, and elderly.
To help households cope with the financial strain brought on by the loss of the fuel subsidy, Governor Namadi announced a palliative handout.
He claims that “47,412 bags of rice, would be shared to the general public according to polling units across the state,” while “33,329 cartons of spaghetti” and “8,300 bags of maize” would be distributed to the state’s less fortunate residents.
Damadi added, “The state government would also distribute N40,000,000.00 to each of the state’s twenty-seven local governments to be distributed to 108,000 (N10,000 per person for 4,000 individuals in each local government).
He demanded that the state’s 287 wards’ distribution committees make sure the palliatives got to their intended recipients.
The State Emergency Management Agency’s Executive Secretary, Haruna Abdullahi Mairiga, explained the donation as part of the current administration’s efforts to end hunger and poverty in the state during his opening remarks.
He specified that local administrations in Dutse (Warwade), Ringim, Hadeja, Gumel, Bimin, and Kudu would be collecting the comfort items.