Fuel subsidy removal: Kogi Govt distributes palliatives to Civil Servants.
IDRIS AHMED, Lokoja
The Kogi State Government has commenced distribution of palliatives to civil servants working with Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the state.
Head of the State Civil Service, Mrs. Hannah Odiyo, has commended the State Government for sharing palliative to Kogi workers.
Addressing the Press in Lokoja, after a randomly monitored exercise of distribution at the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAS), Head of The State Civil Service, Mrs Hannah Odion, disclosed that the reasons behind the move by the State Government is to help in ameliorating the hardship brought about by fuel subsidy removal.
Speaking further, she said that she has earlier instructed that the Palliatives (bags of rice) be shared equally amongst the workers irrespective of rank or position which is one bag of rice to three persons.
She admonished the distribution Committee to maintain great sense of orderliness, discipline and sincerity during the course of carrying out the exercise as they would be strictly monitored.
Barr. Akpan Obediah, Permanent Secretary Administration and Public Service (APS) who represented the Head of Service, led the management team for the survey, described the distribution of rice as being fair in most MDAs, following strictly the formula for sharing.
She noted that most MDAs have been served except for Hospital Management Board (HMB), the field workers at STETCOM and a few others who are yet to be reached due to logistics reasons.
At Kogi State Sanitation and Waste Management Board, Comfort Jimoh who spoke to the Newsmen, expressed appreciation to Kogi state Governor, Alhaji yahaya Bello, who has dimmed it fit to alleviate people’s hunger through this gesture and as well confirmed that the formula for sharing was strictly followed.
Also, at Kogi State Ministry of Education, Danlami Bako, the Transport Officer, said that food distribution at this period is very timely and that this came as a relief to people’s pain.
Other MDAs visited by the Head of Service. include Ministry of Commerce and Industry, kogi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Local Government Service Commission, to mention but a few.