As Kano State commences the distribution of 387,000 bags of rice and maize as palliative aid to the most vulnerable individuals in the state, Governor Abba Yusuf has warned the Distribution Committee against taking advantage of their position.
Governor Yusuf, who flagged off the distribution exercise, stated that the items have been earmarked solely for the poor. Therefore, journalists, security agencies, and civil servants must not approach the items.
He mentioned that the palliatives would help alleviate the impact of subsidy removal for the poor and most vulnerable.
Governor Abba insisted that the state’s elites would not be eligible for the palliatives, cautioning that the state would resist any attempts to divert the items.
He clarified that this is the second distribution for 484 wards across the 44 local government areas and selected vulnerable groups. He added that the committee is composed of trusted religious leaders.
“Each ward will receive 400 10 kg bags of rice for free, along with 991,000 bags of maize. Tsangaya and Islamiyya schools, Tory homes, persons with special needs, junior civil servants, widows, and orphans will benefit.”
The Chairman of the Palliative Compliance Committee, who also serves as the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Abdullahi Baffa Bichi, revealed that the Governor has also added 99 trucks of rice to support the 50 provided by the federal government and procured an additional 72 bags of maize.