In an effort to mitigate the suffering arising from COVID-19 related issue, Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has flagged off the second phase of the distribution of various food items to the poor and vulnerable across the state, donated as palliative by the Coalition Against COVID-19 (COCAVID).
Engineer Sule flagged off the distribution at a ceremony which held at the Government Warehouse, in Lafia, on Tuesday.
The Governor similarly directed that the food items be distributed across the 1, 495 polling units, to be shared among the poorest of the poor who have no source of income to take care of their daily needs, as part of the continued efforts by his administration to provide succour to vulnerable households.
Engineer Sule recalled that the state government recently received 35 trucks of essential commodities, mostly food items, from COCAVID, as part of its support to complement efforts of government in cushioning the effects of hunger following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
He warned that the palliative committee put in place at various levels by government to supervise the distribution, will be held responsible for any anomaly in the sharing of the food items.
The Governor used the opportunity to thank individuals and organizations, particularly the COCAVID, for their tremendous contributions towards fighting against the coronavirus.
He was formally presented with the food items donated by the COCAVID by Alhaji Jamilu Gidado, a representative of the Dangote Group.
Earlier, in a welcome address, Secretary to the Nasarawa State Government, Barrister Muhammad Ubandoma Aliyu, gave the run down of the food items donated by the COCAVID to include, 43, 246 cartons of indomie, 20, 590 cartons of macaroni and 21000 bags of rice.
Others are, 18,000 bags of semolina, 24, 000 bags of sugar, 81 cartons of salt and 600 gallons of groundnut oil.
The SNSG described the distribution of the palliative as timely, considering the economic hardship informed by the coronavirus pandemic.
He commended the Governor for not resting on his oars towards ensuring that the state benefits from further intervention from both the Federal government and other institutions, in line with the policy thrust of the administration to bring succour to the less privileged in the society.
As part of the flagging off ceremony, a number of vulnerable persons were symbolically presented with food items.
Tanker Explosion: Ex- Gov Bello Aide On Students Matters Omonu Joshua Commiserates With Govt., Students, Families Of Accident Victims
The immediate past Senior Special Assistant on Students Matters to Governor Yahaya Bello, has joined his voice with that of other sympathisers to commiserate with the families of the students, Felele community who were killed during a Tanker explosion which occurred at early hours on Wednesday in Lokoja, the state capital.
Joshua in a statement he personally signed and made available to News men prayed for eternal rest of those that died in the incident and fortitude to bear the loss on part of their families as well as quick recovery for the injured.
He equally condoled the government and people of Kogi State where he hail the prompt response of the government to the scene.
Kogi Inferno: Gov Obaseki Condoles With Kogi Govt, People And Wish Them Fortitude To Bear The Loss
The newly returned Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has condoled with the government and people of Kogi State, over the tanker explosion which claimed many lives.
In the condolence message issued in Benin City, the state capital on Thursday, Obaseki said: “I condole with the government and people of Kogi State over the tanker explosion that claimed several lives.
“The explosion is an urgent reminder of the need to prioritize road and rail infrastructure development in Nigeria.”
The governor added: “Our hearts go out to families that lost persons and wish them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
Just In: Another Gas Explosion Hits Lagos
A gas explosion is currently rocking one area at Iju Ishaga, Lagos State.
According to reports gathered, many of the people who involved in the incident were injured.
The Punch reports that buildings around the scene of the explosion suffered a partial collapse. As of the time of filing this report, the details of the gas explosion were sketchy An eyewitness, Ikechukwu, said, “We just heard a loud sound around 03.30 pm and we suddenly began to see smoke.
The explosion is massive and we are not sure of the casualties but many people are injured.
The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident.
He disclosed that emergency fighters have arrived at the scene of the incident. “LASEMA Response Team is at Cele Bus Stop, Iju Ishaga.
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