• Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has flagged off the fourth distribution of Ramadan palliatives to the needy and the vulnerable in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state,with a warning against diversion of the foodstuff.

Yusuf launched the exercise at the Tiamin Rice Mill in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of the state.

Speaking during the Flagg Off ceremony,the governor warned those in charge of the palliatives distribution against diversion ,stressing that anyone found diverting them would be dealt with according to the law.

“I swear to God that anyone found diverting the palliatives will be dealt with decisively and according to the law.This Government will not allow anyone to sabotage this exercise,”he said.

The Governor said the palliatives were made of 25 kilogram bags of rice meant to ease the hardships being faced by the intended beneficiaries,during the current Ramadan fasting.

He said a total of 224,440 bags of the commodity would be distributed to the three senatorial districts in the state for onward sharing to the target beneficiaries.

He apologized to the people of the state for their patience as the rice was being processed and bagged for distribution.

Yusuf said that his administration would continue to intervene “until hunger is eradicated among our people.”

He thanked the Aliko Dangote Foundation, other groups and individuals for distributing their own palliatives to the needy during the Holy month,and prayed Allah to reward them abundantly.

The Governor also thanked the people of the state for their support and prayers, especially during the 2023 governorship election and the ensuing legal battles “which to the glory of God, we won emphatically.”

Earlier,the Chairman of the state Palliatives Distribution and Compliance Committee,Dr Abdullahi Baffa Bichi,said today’s exercise was the fourth in the series of distribution of palliatives to the people.

Bichi,who is also the Secretary to the State Government,commended Governor Yusuf for the gesture,which he said would immensely alleviate their hardships.

AbduIlahi Jalaluddeen.