BY Hassan Umar SHALLFELLA, Yola
In order to cushion the hardships and reduced use of firewood occasioned by COVID-19, Federal government has distributed twenty one thousand (21,000) Gas cylinders to indigent rural women across Adamawa as part of Covid-19 palliative.
Flagging off the distribution in Girei local government, President Muhammadu Buhari urged the state government to ensure judicious distribution of the palliatives and commended Governor Umaru Fintiri for carrying women along in the scheme of governance.
Represented by the Minister of Women of Affairs Mrs Pauline Tallen said the distribution is done across the country.
President Buhari is concerned on the death of four point three million (4.3m) women yearly across the world as a result of diseases related to using firewood.
The Government has also distributed food to women as well as diapers to all maternal health centres in Adamawa to encourage mothers to take their children to clinics for immunization. She added.
The Minister noted with concern that the Ministry is confronted with issues of rape and Gender Base Violence, and called on the state government to hasten the domestication of the Child Right Act and Violence Against Persons act in Adamawa.
In a remark, Governor Umaru Fintiri expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for the provision of the palliatives, and assured that government will ensure justice in the distribution of the items.