The Federal Government on Friday delivered three-truck loads of rice and one truck-load of vegetable oil as part of is palliatives on COVID-19 to the people of Kogi State.
A delegation from the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development8 led by Mrs Nadia Mohammed, delivered the items to the state government in Lokoja.
Mohammed said that the palliative were for distribution to the people to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on them.
According to her, the action is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s order that food palliatives should be distributed to vulnerable people across the country.
The minister charged officials that will be in charge to do the distribution with the fear of God, saying that the items should be distributed to only the needy.
Receiving the items on behalf of the state government, the state Deputy-Governor, Mr Edward Onoja, commended the President for his concern for the vulnerable people at this difficult period.
He promised that the items will be judiciously handled, assuring that they will get to the intended beneficiaries.
The Deputy Governor, who said that the state was yet to record any case of COVID-19, said that efforts would continue to be made to ensure that the state remained free of the disease .
The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr Jamiu Abdulkareem, in a vote of thanks, described the intervention as timely.
He thanked the Federal Government for the kind gesture, calling on corporate organisations and well meaning individuals to emulate the gesture. (NAN)
Source: News update