COVID-19: JGSG begins distribution of palliative to 42,312 households



The Jigawa Government on Tuesday flagged off the distribution of COVID-19 palliative to 42,312 households across the 27 local government areas of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the exercise was flagged off at Dutse Local Council Secretariat, in Dutse.

Flagging off the distribution, the state’s Head of the Civil Service, Mr Hussaini Ali said the palliative was provided by the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID).

Ali, who is the Chairman of the state’s COVID-19 sub-committee on palliative, remarked that the coalition had donated a substantial food palliative to all 36 states and FCT.

He added that a total of 94 trucks full of 49,941 packages containing varieties of food items were donated to Jigawa.

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Nigeria, he said, the coalition of businessmen, banks, philanthropists and other like minds came together under the aegis of CACOVID and offered an assistant in time of need to all Nigerians.

“This was meant to complement the state efforts to ameliorate the unbearable socio economic hardship on the background of the negative impact that came with COVID-19 pandemic on the citizenry.

“This amazing coalition donated substantial food items as palliatives to all states in Nigeria, including our beloved Jigawa,’’ Ali said.

According to him, items packaged included rice, spaghetti, indomie noodles, maize flour, garri, sugar and salt.

He explained that the items were to be shared among the indigents in the 3,526 polling units across 27 local government areas of the state.

In order to ensure that the items reached the deserving people, the chairman said that the committee ensured that the beneficiaries were selected by Chief Imam, Village Head, Hisbah/Vigilante personnel and Community Based Organisation (CBO) representatives in each of the polling units.

Twelve households, consisting of nine men and three widows with orphaned children were selected from each of the polling units.

“No political appointee, civil servant or salary earner were allowed to benefit from the items.

NAN reports that the items distributed to the beneficiaries included one carton of indomie noodles and spaghetti each, 10kg of rice, 5kg of white maize grills and 1kg of sugar and salt each.

Some of the beneficiaries, Ado Tsoho and Abubakar Ya’u, who spoke with NAN, commended the state government and the donors for the gesture.

Edited By: Abdulfatah Babatunde
Source: NAN

13 B/Haram terrorists, 23 family members surrender to troops in Borno -DHQ Malami donates N11m to Kebbi flood victims Jos airport renovation 95 per cent completed – Manager FG mulls policy on zero rating for educational websites Tourism Day: Nigeria to leverage on tourism to boost grassroots devt.- Minister Buhari’s policies yielding fruitful results – Gov Bagudu Ministry to create platform for lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty Oil palm growers commend Buhari, CBN for empowering small holder farmers Nigerians renew call on Multichoice, others on pay as you go tariff NIHOTOUR will work with private sector for sustainable development of tourism -Kangiwa Men like Justice Karibi-Whyte, difficult to find anymore -NBA President Gov. Wike describes late Karibi-Whyte as a super hero, incorruptible jurist Inter hits two late goals to beat Fiorentina 4-3 Beaten Betis coach Pellegrini blames VAR in defeat to Real Madrid COVID-19: Nigeria cases now 58,198 with 49,722 discharged Ministry official advocates regular dog vaccination to end rabies by 2030 COAS inspects ongoing projects in Army Super Camp, Ngamdu School resumption: Expert advocates provision of clean water to check spread of infections Armed Forces College holds memorial service for 1992 Ejigbo plane crash victims Increased tariff: Previous administration created problem in power sector Scores of terrorists killed in massive airstrikes on hideouts in Borno – DHQ Wike promises early completion of 258-bed mother, child hospital in Port Harcourt Yobe IPAC agrees with LG elections postponement Brazil court postpones league game after several COVID-19 positive tests Don charges media on changing maternal health narratives FG hands over Ogoni remediation sites to NOSDRA for scientific analysis Chilean team discover match postponed after 1,500 km trip Buhari condemns attack on Gov. Zulum’s convoy, killings of security agents Edo election: We have learnt our lesson — APC Environmental: Kano Govt deploys 1,000 sanitation vanguards Christian women pray over insecurity in Jos Chelsea recover from 3 goals down to draw at West Brom Ondo 2020: No plan to collapse our structure for another party – ZLP Structure NGO tasks youths on self-development, empowers 100 with N200, 000 each FG set to address flooding as HYPPADEC takes off soon Students honour FRSC Oyo State sector commander Governors’ Forum pleads with labour unions to shelve planned strike Gov. Matawalle inaugurates planting of 10,100 trees in Zamfara Ortom condemns attack on Gov. Zulum’s convoy Shelve economic shutdown, Buhari deserves commendation – Group tells labour unions Everton win again after penalty kick controversy at Crystal Palace PRP NWC passes vote of confidence on National Exco Tennis: Second seed Pliskova hoping to be fully fit before opening match World Bank spent N90bn on community projects in 11 years – official Caligiuri leads Augsburg to stunning 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund Manchester United earn dramatic win at Brighton with late penalty kick 100, 000 traders to benefit from “Trader money” in Kwara Pathfinder University confers professorship on Dabin, former Plateau PDP chairman COVID-19: Fayemi sympathises with Ekiti hoteliers, gives palliatives Fistula Foundation treats 37 VVF patients in free surgery campaign in Sokoto