Governor Namadi of Jigawa state launched the distribution of relief supplies, which includes 47,410 bags of rice, 33,339 cartons of spaghetti, 8,303 bags of maize, and N1.08 billion in cash to the people of the state.
This initiative according to the Governor aims to alleviate the economic challenges resulting from the federal government’s fuel subsidy policy.
The governor emphasized that these measures are temporary, with more comprehensive plans for poverty eradication, job creation, and development in the works.
The distribution process involves committees composed of political and religious leaders, civil societies, security personnel, and community organizations.
Each of the 27 local governments will receive N40 million to distribute to 1,000 youths, 1,000 women, 1,000 elderly, and 1,000 physically challenged individuals, totaling 108,000 recipients.
FARMERS VOICE NG gathered that, food items will be allocated to political wards and polling units based on registered voters. Poling units with different voter counts will receive varying quantities of food bags.
Governor Namadi also presented a N1.08 billion cheque to the State Commissioner of Special Duties, Hon. Auwal Dalladi Sankara, for the distribution of cash palliatives.
Dr. Haruna Mairiga, Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, disclosed that the relief supplies are stored in various locations, and local government chairpersons have been instructed to collect them for their respective emirates with the help of committee member