Kogi: Ododo flags off distribution of food palliatives 


The Kogi state governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo, Monday flagged off the distribution of food palliatives to people of the state in continuation of the government’s commitment to cushion the impact of economic downturn on residents.


The governor who was represented by the deputy governor, Comrade Joel Oyibo Salifu, noted that the distribution of the food palliatives from the strategic grain reserve of the federal government underscores the shared understanding by all tiers of government of the challenges faced by Nigerians due to the prevailing economic hardship.


Governor Ododo said his administration considers it a duty and privilege to be leading collective efforts to provide relief to those who are most in need of succour in all the corners of Kogi state.


The governor stated that the distribution of the palliatives is in line with the commitment of the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to respond in a most decisive fashion to pressing need for interventions to cushion the effect of difficulties faced by Nigerians, adding that the government and people of Kogi state will continue to support programmes and policies under the Renewed Hope Agenda of Mr. President.


Governor Ododo further said the provision of grains to cushion the effects of economic hardship in the state is a testament to the unwavering commitment of his administration to the welfare of every citizen, especially in times of adversity.