The Suleja Local Government Area of Niger state today 8th of May 2020 commenced the processes for the distribution of some palliatives received from the Federal Government. According to members of the seven (7) man committee, these palliatives includes 500 bags of rice, 1000 cartons of spaghetti, cartons of noodles and bags of maize. These palliatives were provided the Federal Government to help cushion the hunger effect caused covid-19 lockdown in the federation.
Remember that the President, President Muhammad Buhari in his previous nation wide address promised that the Federal Government had plans to distribute palliatives of different kinds including money and food items. The Niger State Governor also promised that the state Government was putting in modalities to make sure that Nigerlites are taken care of in this lockdown. The chairman of the monitoring and distribution committee in suleja Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq who spoke to news men present in the venue said it was a good thing done the Federal Government and modalities were in place for the proper sharing of these food items in Suleja LGA, Niger State.
Another member of the committee who gave her word to the proper sharing of the items is Saudat Usman the CEO, Saudat Usman Foundation. Saudat Usman via her PRO Shedy Elisha on their foundation Facebook page said the foundation has never disappointed the people and this rare opportunity given to her and her team members will not be an exception.
The items according to the committee will be shared to everyone in each ward of Suleja Local Government of Niger state. All items were kept in the office of Barrister Saka in Suleja, the commissioner for environment in Niger State and distribution set to commence tomorrow Saturday 9th 2020. Barr. Tanko Zakari Saka Commissioner for evironment and forestry Niger State single handedly supported the palliatives distribution.
Although some Suleja residents have complained that previous palliatives shared were done inappropriately and couldn’t reach the needy as only 19 people were given items in each ward with some wards having more than one family members receiving items and officials smuggling the palliatives.
The committee addressed that matter saying that, the new palliatives will be shared accordingly and those who had gotten before, will not be given again. See photos below.