The Gombe State government has commenced the distribution of food items to 66,000 vulnerable households across the 11 local government areas of the state to cushion the effect of COVID-19
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya flagged off the distribution on Thursday at Boh, headquarters of Shongom local government area.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Manasseh Daniel Jatau, said the programme marked a statewide flag-off of the distribution of the food items to 66,000 direct beneficiaries.
He said the pandemic has affected even super powers of the world and as such; there is need for palliatives to the people in the state
“The palliatives will cushion the hardships of our people during this trying moment of coronavirus pandemic.
“Since the president, governor, committee chairman was magnanimous in reaching you with this palliatives, I urge you to be magnanimous in sharing with your neighbours.
Governor Yahaya said the committee led by the Emir will do justice in the distribution.He said the items were made up of donations received from the Federal Government and Northeast Development Commission, as well as items provided by the Gombe State government.
Also speaking the chairman, State Relief and Palliative Committee, Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar lll said the committee came up with sub-committees to ensure that the items get to the intended beneficiaries and get all classes of people to whom the palliative are meant for.
He assured the governor that the palliative committee will ensure that the relief materials get to over sixty six thousand less privileged households across the state.