Adamawa begins distribution of 1, 800 rice palliative

One week after receiving 1,800 bags of rice donated by the federal government through the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), the state government through the State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) has commenced the distribution of the palliative to the 21 local government areas of the state.

The effort is to cushion the effect of the ongoing lockdown of the state as a result of the Convid-19 pandemic.

Speaking at the venue of the distribution exercise, the Executive Secretary of ADSEMA, Sulaiman Mohammed, said the exercise was in line with the directive or Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, who ordered  the immediate release of the received items to the 21 local governments for onward distribution to the vulnerable people at the various localities.

He further explained that the items will be distributed to 226 electoral wards in the state, stressing that they was already a mechanism on ground with a planning committee made of stakeholders and representatives from various localities who are responsible for the exercise.

The executive secretary further allayed fear of diversion, saying that the exercise would be conducted in a free and transparent manner.

The ADSEMA executive secretary commended the federal government for the gesture, stressing that it will go a long way to provide succour to the people of the state especially the vulnerable at the critical moment.

It will be recalled that last week the Nigeria Customs Service Adamawa/Taraba Command had handed over the 1,800 bags of 50kg foreign rice to the state deputy governor,  Chief Crowder Seith, as the federal government palliative to the state for onward distribution to the people.

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