Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi on Tuesday applauded members of the COVID-19 palliative distribution committee in the state for judicious distribution and proper handling of the commodities.
The governor made the commendation at the final distribution of the palliative to beneficiaries in Bauchi Local Government Area held at Multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall in Bauchi.
Governor Bala Mohammed said all palliative materials so far distributed have reached the target beneficiaries as no grain or any component of the commodities was diverted by any person or group of persons.
He said under the food basket a household is entitled to one food basket which contains 10kg of Rice, 10k of Corn/Maize flour, 5kg of Millet, 5k of Beans, 2kg of Sugar, 3 pieces of spaghetti, 100 cubes of Maggi, 1kg of salt and 2 litre of vegetable/palm oil.
According to him, the palliative distribution committee has distributed a total of 110, 000 food basket to the twenty Local Government Areas of the state as part of government’s effort to ameliorate the hardship being experienced by the citizens of the state as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
In their separate remarks the State Deputy Governor who is the Chairman Task Force on COVID-19 Senator Baba Tela, Emir of Bauchi and Chairman of Palliative Distribution Committee expressed gratitude to Governor Bala Mohammed for not interfering in the committee’s responsibilities.