Bala appoints Bauchi emir, 65 others palliative committee members

Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed, has inaugurated a 66-member palliative committee saddled with the responsibility of sourcing funds and purchase of food items for distribution to the poor citizens as palliative following the partial lockdown imposed on the state to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Inaugurating the committee to be chaired by the emir of Bauchi Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu at the Command Guest House Bauchi, Bala said members of the committee were drawn from the political class, religious and community leaders, business community, seasoned administrators, union leaders, philanthropists among others.

According to him, the terms of reference of the committee include, sourcing for assistance in kind and cash from well-meaning members of the public, corporate organizations, government agencies and International donors.

He tasked the members to bring their wealth of knowledge and experience so as to ensure effective discharge of their assigned responsibilities.

“Your Royal Highness, this committee constituted under your royal control, we have a lot of respect for your office, we have a lot of expectations from your office because we know you can do it very well. It is a mark of recognition that we selected you for this assignment.

“We feel that curbing the scourge of coronovirus requires involvement of people of caliber and capacity like you so that you can help us in our administrative capacity to make sure we provide succor in terms of palliation to the people that may be affected by some of the task policies that we have been taken.

“It is not our wish to cause any pain to anybody, but we must to take action like the partial lockdown, Your Royal Highness, people are now coming to our state to spread this disease and we must work together to tackle this.” Said the governor.

Responding, the Emir of Bauchi Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu pledged to justify the confidence reposed in them as members of the committee and as citizens of the state.

Adamu then called on religious and community leaders to assist government in sensitizing their subjects on the need to comply with all the instructions against contraction with the virus.

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