JUST IN: Governor Buni Launches Distribution Of Food Items

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Governor Buni Launches Distribution Of Items

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Yobe State governor, Mai Mala Buni, has launched the distribution of food palliatives to 120,000 households in the 17 local areas of the state.

Governor Buni disclosed that the government procured 50,000 bags of grains including , maize, sorghum and millet among others.

“The distribution is to provide security to our teeming populace. This is in addition to the numerous interventions earlier provided to our people,” he said.

Governor Buni commended the through the NG-Cares, the North East Development Commission (NEDC), the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and all other partners “for complementing the government efforts towards providing relief to the people.”

He said, “l have directed the State Emergency Management Agency to work closely with security agencies to ensure safe delivery and distribution of the materials to the targeted beneficiaries.”

“Government would deal ruthlessly with any act of sabotage or diversion of the materials” he warned.

“The local government committees are also directed to ensure transparency and accountability, with priority given to People Living with Disabilities, the weak and elderly persons, nursing and expectant mothers, retirees and low-level civil servants,” he said.

The governor urged all stakeholders, including members of Yobe State , LGA chairmen, community leaders, civil society organisations and other actors, “to join hands with the government in ensuring effective distribution of the food items to the most deserving persons in the state.”

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