Gov. Buni distributes food palliatives to 6,800 vulnerable persons in Yobe.
From Uche Friday, Damaturu.
A total number of 6,800 vulnerable persons benefitted as Gov. Buni directs the State Emergency Agency (SEMA), to distribute food palliatives in Potiskum local government area of the state.
According to the executive Secretary of SEMA, Dr Mohammed Goje, speaking during the distribution exercise stated that the gesture is aimed at increasing food security among people of the state.
He expressed hope that once there is circulation of food either from the federal or state government, individual or philanthropists, the hardship of the people would be reduced.
He stated that distribution was at the directive of the state governor, Mai Mala Buni and is targeting over 6,800 beneficiaries.
The beneficiaries, he said includes women, vulnerable households, people living with disabilities, primary and secondary school teachers.
Others, he stated, would also include civil servants, students, elderly persons, widows, and orphans among others from the ten wards of the local government.
He assured that such government gesture would be a continuous exercise until very member at all the communities in the state are reached.
“It is an ongoing state-driven palliative, It will continue, we will still reach out to more communities until we reach the last person that is supposed to have the palliative,” Goje stressed.
He explained that each household was given 20 kg of a food basket and advised the beneficiaries not to sell the food items or share the items outside their household.