Hon (Barr.) Zacchaeus Dare Michael Flags Off Distribution Of Food Palliatives, Says 10k Households Will Benefit From The Initiative In Kabba-Bunu LGA

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The Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area, Caretaker Chairman, Hon (Barr.) Zacchaeus Dare Michael, says 10,000 vulnerable households will benefit from the distribution of the food items in the local government area.

Speaking during the flag-off of the distribution of the palliatives on Tuesday, said the ward leaders, polling unit representatives among other stakeholders would be involved in the distribution process.

“I stand before you all today, deeply aware of the challenges that many citizens have been facing with regards to the sharp increases in transportation cost and the prices of essential food items across the local government area as a direct effect of the policy on the removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government.

“As a responsive government, the Federal Government through the Kogi State Government has announced a number of measures aimed at ameliorating the effect of the policy on our people, most especially the vulnerable.

“Bulk food items include (50kg maize, 50kg Sorghum, 50kg Millet and 25kg garri) for individual vulnerable households.

Hon (Barr.) Zacchaeus Dare Michael said the government is aware of the hardships the citizens are facing, adding that the food palliative will reach the targeted beneficiaries.

The distribution exercise was aimed at mitigating the hardship triggered by the rising costs of food items and other essential commodities.

The Local Government Area received 1,092 bags of grains i.e Maize 312 bags, Sorghum 468, Millet 156 and Garri 156. Each of the 156 polling units in Kabba-Bunu LGA gets 7 bags of grain varieties.

The Chairman warned all the wards committee and polling units representatives to strictly comply with the directives of the government that follow the distribution of the palliatives, noting that anyone that goes contrary or does otherwise will face the consequences.

Speaking to newsmen after flagging off the food distribution, Hon (Barr.) Zacchaeus Dare Michael emphasised the need for continued support to the people with a view to tackling the hardship in the land.

He reiterated his administration’s commitment to prioritising the welfare of the people.

According to the chairman, the exercise targeted the most vulnerable members of the society in order to reduce the burden of the high cost of living in Kabba-Bunu LGA.

Signed

Comr Omofa John
SA on New Media To The Caretaker Chairman Kabba-Bunu LGA.




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