The Ebonyi state governor, Francis Nwifuru, Sunday flagged off the distribution of palliative to be shared in the 13 local government areas of the state.
The governor flag-off distribution of the palliative during the celebration of Nigeria’s 63rd independence anniversary and 27 years of Ebonyi state’s creation at the Ochudo Centenary City, Abakaliki.
Nwifuru noted that his administration has approved the training and mentorship of 1,500 Ebonyians doing menial jobs in various cities with N2m each, amounting to N3bn.
He said: “Ndi Ebonyi, we are aware of the current troubling economic times in the country. We feel your pinches as well because we are in it together.
“As part of measures to cushion the effects of the economic challenges, I mentioned earlier in this address that our government released N50 million loan to assist traders and local business people.
“In addition to this, we have palliative items from both our government, re-bagged 10kg rice of the National Food Security Council and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and Special National Economic and Livelihood Emergency Intervention (SNELEI).”