As a part of the efforts geared toward cushioning the impact of the lockdown whilst Ramadhan fasting attracts nearer, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has flagged-off distribution of palliative to the poor within the state.
The flag-off passed off at Maganda warehouse in Bompai, Kano State.
Current had been all members of the State Fund Elevating Committee on COVID-19, below the chairmanship of Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello and his Co-Chair Tajuddeen Aminu Dantata.
“It is a very severe time as we face the challenges of COVID-19.
“It has been three weeks now since we closed our inter-state boundaries.
“Whereas we’re saving lives, the problem of livelihood is available in; particularly for individuals who earn a dwelling with what they get on each day foundation,” governor stated.
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In a bid to successfully distribute the palliative, which incorporates rice, semovita, dawavita, spaghetti, indomie, cooking oil amongst others, the Fund Elevating Committee famous that it’ll undertake sharing on polling unit foundation.
Professor Bello, the Chairman of the Committee disclosed that the committee is “starting with the 8 metropolitan local governments of the state. These are Nassarawa, Dala, Gwale, Kumbotso, Fagge, Tarauni, Ungogo and Municipal local governments. And for each of the local government, we have identified certain number of beneficiaries.”
He added that, “In Nassarawa we have 3,122 beneficiaries, Dala we have 2,672 beneficiaries, in Gwale we have 1,800 beneficiaries, in Kumbotso we have 1,632 beneficiaries, in Fagge we have 2,084 beneficiaries, in Tarauni we have 1,606 beneficiaries, in Ungogo we have 1,536 beneficiaries and in Municipal we have 2,524 beneficiaries.”
Governor Ganduje urged the beneficiaries to be orderly whereas accumulating their objects, with none disrespect to these liable for the distribution, comparable to conventional leaders and different group leaders, who shoulder the accountability.
“I urge people to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 as provided by health professionals. Frequent hand washing with soap and running water, use of hand sanitizer is equally important and necessary, social distancing must be observed at all times. I also enjoy people to make sure that they respect the lockdown order,” the governor said.