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Gov Buni distributes assorted food items to 120,000 vulnerable households.


Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has flagged-off the distribution of assorted food items as Ramada Palliatives to 120,000 vulnerable households across the 17 local government areas of the state.

Flagging-off the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons at the event center, Government House Damaturu, Governor Mai Mala Buni said, the food palliatives is to provide more sucour to the teeming populace across the State especially the most vulnerable persons in the state.

He revealed that, the present administration in the state has provided numerous interventions through the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and has adequately put the experience garnered over the years in the distribution of essential materials, and resettlement of displaced persons into practice to effectively achieve the desired goal by reaching out to those who truly deserve the support.

“The distribution we are about to launch now is indeed massive, targeting 120,000 vulnerable households to cushion the effects of the economic hardships,and to provide food to the vulnerable persons and others who are actually in need.

“We have procured over 50,000 bags of assorted food items, including rice, Maize, Millet, and Sorghum for distribution in the 17 local government areas in the state.

“The distribution process is designed through a cluster of representatives of People Living With Disabilities, Mosques, Churches,and Orphanages, IDPs and other vulnerable groups selected across the 178 wards”, said the Governor

He commended the federal government of Nigeria through the NG-Cares, the North East Development Commission (NEDC), the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and all other partners for complementing and supporting our effort towards providing relief to the citizenry.

Gov. Buni directed the State Emergency Management Agency to work closely with the security agencies to ensure safe transportation and distribution of the materials to the targeted beneficiaries.

He also directed the local government committees to ensure transparency and accountability, and with priority given to People Living with Disabilities, the weak and elderly persons, Nursing and expectant mothers, retirees, and low level civil servants.

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