The Argungu Local Government Area of Kebbi, says it has distributed relief materials to over 1,650 households in 11 wards in the area to cushion the effect of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Chairman of the council, Alhaji Musa Muhammad, while distributing the relief to the beneficiaries in Alwasa Community of Argungu LGA on Tuesday, commended the distribution committee for adhering to the guidelines attached to the directive.
He said that it was the wish of the council that the food items would alleviate the sufferings of our people in the various communities.
“This support is to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, hence we are expecting that this distribution, at the end of the day, will assist our people,” he said.
He said that the food items comprise of bags of rice, pasta, refined salt, maize flour and noodles, among others.
“The items would be distributed to 150 beneficiaries in each of the 11 wards of the local government area totaling 1,650 households.
“A committee was set up comprising, ward head, political party leaders, women leaders and two security personnel.
“We will closely monitor and supervise the distribution in order to ensure that the food items reached the under- listed households,” the chairman said.
Also speaking, the state Commissioner of Justice and Attorney- General of the state, Hajiya Ramatu Gulma, commended the state government for providing enabling environment for the council chairmen to take the items to their wards and make sure those that it got to the individually that were actually in need of them.
Gulma advised the chairman to ensure proper monitoring and supervision and also to abide by the guidelines issued.
Earlier, Alhaji Aliyu Bandado, the Senior Special Adviser to Gov. Atiku Bagudu on New Media, said the covid-19 was a joint initiative of leading private sector leaders and the Central Bank of Nigeria ( CBN) and was launched to galvanize urgent support in the fight against the virus in the country.
“We are grateful that by the Food Relief Programme would help many vulnerable families who are affected in one way or the other by the coronavirus pandemic,” he said.
Bandado, also commended Gov. Bagudu for assisting the committee in the fight against the dreaded Covid- 19 pandemic, and his effort to ensure the distribution of the relief to the 21 LGAs of the state.
Also speaking, the Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Mera, who was represented by ‘Magajin Garin Kabi’, Alhaji Aminu Musa, commended the Federal Government and donor agencies as well as the state government for the gesture to the people in his domain.
He also urged the beneficiaries to use the items for the purpose it was meant for.https://nnn.ng/covid-19-palliatives-argungu-lga-distributes-food-items-to-households/