SWAGA distributes palliatives to Kogites, urges beneficiaries to get it down to grassroots level
By Yahaya Idris, Lokoja.
The North Central Agenda in Alliance with South West Agenda (SWAGA) has commenced the distribution of palliatives to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal in Kogi State.
Flagging off the distribution of the palliatives at the State capital, Lokoja, on Saturday, the Chairman of the forum Senator Dayo Adeyeye said the gesture is to compliment the initial effort initiated by both federal and state government.
Sen. Adeyeye said things might be obviously difficult for now and expressed hope that it would be better in no distance time.
He expressed his determination to make the association a formidable one to assist the president in winning his second term as well as making All Progressives Congress, APC, party to emerged victoriously come November 11th election in Kogi State.
In a remark, the North Central Coordinator for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (SWAGA) Mr. Ibrahim Raji said the palliatives will be in phases, noting that APC as a party will continue to recognised and reinforce the efforts of those who worked for the party at all levels.
According to him, the forum has on it’s plan, both youths and women empowerment as well as assisting five graduates from each electoral wards in Kogi State for employment opportunities.
Speaking on the hardship encountered at the beginning of the Asiwaju led administration the north central leader of the association said a lot of things had gone bad in the past and required drastic actions to get them fixed.
While expressing hope for a better days ahead, Mr. Raji said with the ongoing efforts to revive refineries, moribund industries, country will be back on track.
He explained that the president of the country has always been away to woos investors that would have value for the economic of the nation.
The North Central SWAGA boss emphasised that SWAGA membership is open to all irrespective of parties and social stratification and praised the group for her promptness in sharing the palliatives.
Similarly, the Women leader of the Kogi State chapter of SWAGA, Princess Fumilayo Samuel said Kogi being in the North Central States is in alliance with SWAGA and will continue to work for APC at the forthcoming election.
She said the palliatives will be distributed to local government down to ward levels and expressed appreciation to Alhaji Raji Ibrahim for facilitating the palliatives.
Also speaking at the occasion, the General Secretary of the Kogi State chapter of SWAGA, Mr. Mohammed Omachi said the six north central states of the federation have benefited from the gesture in an effort to cushion fuel subsidy removal.
In their separate remarks, some beneficiaries of the gestures including Lokoja LG women leader, Hajiya Kande Daila, Malam Abubakar Ali from Okene LG thanked the SWAGA leadership for coming to their aid at this time of their needs.