Trace Reporters –Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi on Tuesday applauded members of the COVID-19 palliative committee over what he calls fair and judicious distribution of the commodities in the State.
The governor who made the commendation while flagging off the distribution of additional food items in Bauchi Local Government area of the state says the committee in the state has judiciously handled and distributed the commodities.
Governor Bala Mohammed said all palliative materials so far distributed have reached the targeted beneficiaries, as no grain or any component of the commodities was diverted by any person or group of persons.
He said under the food basket, a household is entitled to one food basket which contains 10kg of Rice, 10k of Corn/Maize flour, 5kg of Millet, 5k of Beans, 2kg of Sugar, 3 pieces of spaghetti, 100 cubes of Maggi, 1kg of salt and 2 litre of vegetable/palm oil.
According to him, the palliative distribution committee has distributed a total of 110, 000 food baskes in all the 20 Local Government Areas of the state.
He said the effort was to ameliorate the hardship being experienced by the citizens of the state as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
“The ceremony we are witnessing today which is the final distribution of Palliative Materials in Bauchi Local Government Area is a very significant milestone in Government’s modest effort in bringing succour to citizens who are victims of this clear and present day danger called COVID-19. ”
“All praises be to Allah, the State got tremendous assistance by way of donations from well meaning members of the public, corporate organisations, Government Agencies, Local and International donors and many, too numerous to mention.”
The governor while thanking critical stakeholders who contributed immensely towards the successful distribution of the palliative, said the state government is satisfied with the effort of the distribution committee in the discharge of its mandate.
“Special mention must be made to CA-COVID under the leadership of Aliko Dangote and the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs for their remarkable contribution to palliation in Bauchi State.”
“I must also mention my personal appreciation and that of my Government, to His Royal Highness, the Emir of Bauchi for his leadership, commitment, his presence or the fear of his presence made everyone to be alive to their responsibilities.”
In their separate remarks, the State Deputy Governor who is the Chairman, Task Force on COVID-19, Senator Baba Tela, Emir of Bauchi and Chairman of Palliative Distribution Committee expressed gratitude to Governor Bala Mohammed for not interfering in the committee’s responsibilities.
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