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Palliatives: Kano Demands Lion Share Allocation from FG, Sets To Distribute Grains Worth N1.6bn

Comfort Yakubu, Kano

Kano State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to revisit it’s palliatives allocation formula for more allocation to Kano state being the state with highest population in the country.

The state government also noted that as part of efforts to cushion the effects of subsidy removal, they have purchased grains worth 1.6 billion naira from the Federal Government comprising millet, maize and rice to be distributed for free to the masses.

The State Governor, Alh Abba Kabir Yusuf stated this while briefing journalists at the commencement of the weekly executive council meeting at the inner chamber of Africa House, Kano Government House.

According to the Governor, his administration is highly disturbed by the hardship people of the state are facing as a result of the effects of subsidy removal. While appreciating the efforts of President Tinubu’s Federal government initiative on palliatives, the governor advocated for lion share to be allocated to Kano due to the state’s high population.

Chief Press Secretary to the Kano State Governor, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, in a statement on Wednesday, quoted Governor Abba to have said, ” part of our efforts to assist people in the state in the area of cushioning the effects of subsidy removal, we’ve purchased grains worth 1.6 billion naira from the Federal Government comprising millet, maize and rice and contrary to other states who are going to sell at subsidize rate, our own is going to be distributed free.”

Governor Yusuf added that this is in addition to the five trucks of rice donated by the federal government to the State, assuring that modalities are already designed to ensure that the distribution process reached the vulnerables in the society.

He further stated that, the state government was working out on a plan to provide Cows, Sheep and goats to empower women especially those in the rural areas for self reliance and economic prosperity.

While appreciating the support and cooperation by people of the state to his administration, he also called on Civil servants in the state to be punctual and remain committed to their duties as the present administration would not condone truancy and negligence to duty affirming that Kano state government would do all it takes to improve the welfare of the civil servants.

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