From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The Kogi state government at the weekend took delivery of three trucks load of rice and one truck of vegetable oil as palliatives for the people of the state from the federal government.
A delegation from the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD) delivered the items to the state government.
Receiving the materials in Lokoja, the Deputy, Governor, Edward Onoja appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari, for “his passion especially towards the downtrodden in such a time where the world was facing such crisis”
He said Kogi State has an existing database which has been helpful in time past to disburse similar interventions.
He assured that the database effectively covers the grassroots and would be valid to reach those who would need it more.
The Governor noted that though, the state has not recorded any COVID-19 case, safety measures should be adhered to by citizens even as prayers were being made in this month of Ramadan for God’s protection and interventions.
Earlier, the delegation, led by the Minister of FMHADMSD, represented by the Head of Special Duties, Mrs. Ojochenemi Nadia Mohammed, said that in the wake of the pandemic, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered that food palliatives should be distributed to targeted less privilege across the country
In a vote of thanks, the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Pharm Jamiu Abdulkareem, described the intervention as timely, adding that it would go a long way to help people of the state during this trying period.