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FG distributes bags of rice, condiments to vulnerable households in Abuja

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The Federal Government has commenced the distribution of palliative materials to the six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to cushion the effects of sit-at-home order.

Flagging off the distribution yesterday in Abuja, FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu explained that the first batch of the palliative would commence in Abaji area council of the territory, revealing that a truck load of 25,000 condiments and 25,000 bags of rice would be taken to Abaji for onward distribution to the vulnerable in rural communities.

Aliyu appealed to residents to support the government to ensure the exercise succeeds, just as she called on residents to restore confidence in government and governance. Speaking further on modalities to ensure a hitch-free exercise, Aliyu said representatives of civil society organisations, the media, religious leaders, political parties, women groups, youth leaders and people with disability would carry out the exercise. Aliyu maintained that the palliative are not designed for the indigenous people or any political party as being speculated in some quarters, noting that all the structures of distribution would be followed to ensure transparency and accountability.

Receiving the items on behalf of his council, chairman, Abaji area council, Hon. Abdulrahman Ajiya, appreciated the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello and the Minister of State for FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu for the items, assuring that they would be delivered to the underserved people in the council.

Gubernatorial aspirant in the forthcoming elections in Edo State, Chris Ogiemwonyi has begun the distribution of food items to the people across the three senatorial zones. Referred to as Covid-19/Easter relief materials, Ogiemwonyi’s Director of Communications, Jeffery Igbinigie, said the initiative was broadened to meet the increased demands for food by the people amidst the pandemic.


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