Niger govt distributes COVID-19 palliatives months after

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna

Niger State government has distributed CACOVID palliatives to 47, 611 households in 274 wards almost six month after lockdown.

This followed the general outcry and condemnation of the state government over continued withholding of the items.

At the flag-off of the distribution of the items, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello explained that the beneficiaries of the palliative were selected from the 25 local governments of the state.

Bello, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, and chairman of the state taskforce on COVID-19 performed the flag-off.

He expressed the hope that the beneficiaries would make judicious use of the funds and items donated to the state, while commending the donors for the kind gesture.

The items distributed included; 47,611 of semivita, pastes, 5kg of sugar, 11kg of salt, 10kg of rice and 95,222 of noddles for the 47,611 benefitting house holds in the state.

Presenting CACOVID items to the state government, Alhaji Jamilu Mohammed Gidado said that the gesture was from the private sector which assisted Nigerians on the effect of COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the globe.

Responding, a beneficiary, Ramatu Ibrahim, on behalf of others expressed appreciation to the donors and Niger State government for the kind gesture while she prayed for the quick end of the pandemic.

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