Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule on Tuesday flagged-off the distribution of food items donated by the Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, to vulnerable people across the 13 local government areas of the state.
Recall that the state recently received essential commodities of 35 trucks of different food items from CACOVID, as part of its support to complement government efforts in cushioning the effects of hunger in the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking while flagging-off distribution of the food items, Sule stated that the commodities would be shared across the 1,495 polling units in the state.
He said, “It is important to note that these food items are to be shared to the poorest of the poor who have no source of income to cater for their daily needs. In this wise, salary earners, businessmen and other privileged people are exempted from this intervention.”
The governor also put on notice that the palliative committees at all levels will be held accountable for any anomaly in the distribution of the palliatives.
Charging the committees, he said, “I, therefore, charge you to justify the confidence government reposed in you by ensuring transparency and fairness in the distribution of these palliatives.”
He however re-echoed government’s commitment in the fight against COVID-19 in the state by enforcing preventive measures with a view to protect citizens from contracting the virus.
The governor therefore thanked individuals and organizations, particularly the CACOVID, for their immense contributions towards the fight against the virus.