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Ramadan: Gov Idris distributes N16.60bn grains to alleviate hardship

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Kebbi Governor, Comrade Dr Nasir Idris, on Thursday distributed assorted grains put at N16.60 billion as palliatives to cushion the effect of hardships that are ravaging the lands and also to serve as Ramadan rewards to Muslims faithful across the State.

In his speech at the ceremony, the governor said the gesture was in accordance with his administration’s compassionate desire as a caring government as he warned that severe consequences await any government official who would divert the commodities.

“This distribution today is a public declaration of my commitment to help those in need and provide relief to those affected by the present socio-economic hardship, it is a way of showing solidarity and support to the people and for them to have access to resources for survival.”

He directed all those entrusted with the distribution of the grains to ensure that everybody in the state is given their due share, adding that the Kebbi State Government is the government of the people, hence the food items should be shared irrespective of party affiliation and political differences.

“Politicking is over, elections are gone and what remains is good governance. Nobody should be left out, no party differences.” He said.

Governor Idris warned distribution committees at all levels against any form of sharp practice or cutting corners, pointing out that any government official found diverting the grains would be severely dealt with and removed from office.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Alhaji Shehu Mu’azu, commended the governor for approving the procurement of the assorted grains of hundreds of thousands of bags for the welfare of his people.

Alhaji Shehu Mu’azu informed the gathering that what was being distributed was twenty percent of the entire grains procured by the government while the distribution of the remaining balance would be done subsequently in phases.

He said grains accruing to all the 21 Local Government Areas have already been despatched to the headquarters of the local governments


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