The Kalgo Local Government Area of Kebbi, says it has distributed relief materials to over 1,690 households in 10 wards in the area to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.
Chairman of the council, Alhaji Shamsu Umar-Kalgo, while distributing the relief materials to the beneficiaries in Kalgo on Sunday, commended the distribution committee for adhering to the guidelines attached to the directive.
He said that it was the wish of the council that the food items would alleviate the sufferings of the beneficiaries in the various communities.
“This support is to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, hence we are expecting that this distribution, at the end of the day, will assist our people,” he said.
He said that the food items included, 1,899 bags of sugar, 1,899 cartons of spaghetti and macroni, 88 bags of salt, bags of maize flour and 3,890 packets of noodles, among others.
“A committee was set up comprising, ward heads, political party leaders, women leaders and security personnel.
“We will closely monitor and supervise the distribution in order to ensure that the food items reached the under- listed households,” Umar-Kalgo said.
The chairman also commended Gov. Atiku Bagudu for the support he had given to the council ,while calling on well-to-do individuals to assist the vulnerable people.
Earlier, Alhaji Bawa Kukah, member representing Kalgo constituency in the state House of Assembly, advised the chairman to ensure proper monitoring and supervision of the distribution.
In his remarks, the District Head of Kalgo, Alhaji Haruna Bashar, commended the state government and the local council for the gesture, and urged the beneficiaries to use the items for the purpose it was meant for.
Also, the District Head of Diggi, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, thanked the council and state government for the intervention.
“You should use the items to support your families and no one should attempt to sale it as you and your families are in dire need of the support in this trying time of COVID-19 and flood in the state,” he said.
One of the beneficiaries, Malam Shehu Kalgo, commended the council chairman for the gesture and promised that the materials would be judiciously utilised. (NAN)
– Sept. 20, 2020 @ 14:35 GMT |