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  • Updated: April 08, 2024

NEMA flags off palliatives distribution to vulnerable persons

NEMA flags off palliatives distribution to vulnerable person

The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Zubaida Umar has flagged off distribution of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's palliatives to vulnerable persons in Sokoto State.

The distribution followed the directive by President Tinubu to release 42,000MT assorted grains from the National Strategic Reserve to all Local Government Areas across the country.

The president's gesture was aimed at cushioning the impacts of global economic challenges currently experienced in the country. 

As contained in a statement on Monday by the Agency, "Following the directive, concerted efforts were made by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Office of the National Security Adviser and the National Emergency Management Agency in the planning and haulage of the food items."

During the flag-off ceremony on Sunday, the Director General of the agency explained that the items delivered to Sokoto State included 506 Metric Tonnes (MT) of maize totalling 10,120 fifty-kg bags, 11,960 bags of Sorghum anf 4,324 bags of millet.

Receiving the items, the Sokoto State Governor, Ahmed Aliyu appreciated President Tinubu and the Federal Government for the palliative. 

He equally confirmed the quantity of the items received from NEMA and assured adherence to the given template for the distribution. 

The statement partly reads: "Director General NEMA Mrs Zubaida Umar, on behalf of the Federal Government flagged-off the presentation to the Governor of Sokoto State Dr Ahmad Aliyu in the presence of the Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Sen Abubakar Kyari, Minister of Information and National Orientation Alhaji Idris Mohammed Malagi and the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Security Sen Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi. 

"In his remarks, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Sen Kyari commended NEMA and security agencies for being diligent and working together in safe delivery of the items. 

"The Minister of Information and National Orientation Alhaji Malagi, in his remarks said the food items were evidences of the promise made by President Tinubu and the Federal Government to improve on the lives and welfare of Nigerians."

 

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