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Kwara State Government Distributes Food Palliatives to Vulnerable Residents

Kwara State residents are receiving another round of food palliatives from the government to mitigate the challenges of the recent fuel subsidy removal. This distribution follows the earlier receipt of 17,578 50kg bags of maize, sorghum, and millet from the Federal Government.

The initiative aims to support vulnerable citizens across all 16 local government areas (LGAs) of the state. Distribution is overseen by the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and guided by a committee in each LGA.

Dr. Lawal Olohungbebe, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Community Development, emphasized the transparency of the process. Committees at the LGA level include representatives from various groups, such as traditional rulers, security agencies, and civil society organizations. These committees play a crucial role in identifying the most vulnerable residents within their communities.

SEMA Secretary Mallam Saadu Mashood Magaji confirmed the recent delivery of the food items and the ongoing distribution based on guidelines from the Federal Government. The breakdown of the supplies includes 2,216 bags of millet, 7,042 bags of maize, and 8,320 bags of sorghum.

The distribution began on June 1st and has been phased across the LGAs. Representatives from each political ward in Ekiti LGA, for instance, collected and distributed the palliatives within their communities, ensuring transparency.

Director of Personnel Management (DPM) for Ekiti LGA, Ayantola Kunle Mukaila, and his counterpart from Irepodun LGA, Comrade Saaduku Abdullahi, commended the exercise’s smooth operation and expressed gratitude to the government for its support.

This initiative demonstrates the Kwara State Government’s commitment to assisting its citizens during challenging times. The collaboration with the Federal Government and the emphasis on transparency in distribution ensure that the palliatives reach those who need them most.

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