EndSARS: After Invasion Of Warehouses In Other States, Kastina Opens Its Food Stores To 40,000 Household
On Friday, the Katsina State government kicked-off a new phase of COVID-19 palliatives distribution to over 40,000 households across the 34 Local Government Areas of the state.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), had donated the palliatives to calm the effect of the pandemic in the state.
Covid-19 warehouses in many states, including the Federal Capital Territory, were looted by residents in the wake of the EndSARS protests.
While speaking to newsmen, Mannir Yakubu, the State Deputy Governor and Chairman of the State COVID-19 Emergency Response Committee, said the state had selected people of proven integrity to distribute the items which included millet, guinea corn, and maize.
Represented by a Permanent Secretary in one of the state ministries, Aminu Bazariye, the chairman said eight needy households were selected in each of the polling units to benefit from the gesture.
“In each polling unit, the arrangement is to make sure that the palliatives reach the vulnerable people in the grassroots.
“Each of the eight households will benefit from either a 50-kilogram bag of millet, guinea corn or maize. So, in total, we have over 40,000 households across the state that will benefit from the palliatives while the local governments are responding, they have started coming to collect today,” he said.
He appealed to the beneficiaries to make good use of the palliatives for the purpose which they were meant for while warning against the sale of the items.
The second phase of the distribution across the local government areas in the state kicked-off on October 1, and is part of activities lined up to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th anniversary.
Over 4,000 vulnerable households drawn from three local government areas – Mai’adua, Dutsi, and Kusada – were selected to benefit from the distribution of the items.