2023 Palliatives: Kano govt seeks larger allocation from FG
– – – – Purchases grains worth N1.6B for distribution to masses
Kano State Government has called on the Federal Government to revisit its palliatives allocation formula for more allocation to the state considering its population in the country.
SOLACEBASE reports the state governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf made the call while briefing pressmen at the commencement of the weekly executive council meeting at the inner chamber of Africa House, Kano government house, on Wednesday.
A statement issued by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, said Abba Kabir Yusuf noted that his administration is highly disturbed by the hardship people of the state are facing as a result of the effects of subsidy removal. While appreciating the efforts of President Bola Tinubu‘s Federal government initiative on palliatives, the governor advocated for lion share to be allocated to Kano due to the state’s high population.
According to Governor Abba, ” part of our effort to assist people in the state in the area of cushioning the effects of subsidy removal, we’ve purchased grains worth 1.6 billion naira from the Federal Government comprising millet, maize and rice and contrary to other states who are going to sell at subsidize rate, our own is going to be distributed free”.
The Governor added that this is in addition to the five trucks of rice donated by the federal government to the State assuring that modalities are already designed to ensure that the distribution process reached the vulnerable in society.
The Governor said the state government is working on a plan to be unfolded soon that will provide Cows, Sheep, and goats to empower women especially those in the rural areas for self-reliance and economic prosperity.
Alh Abba Kabir Yusuf called on Civil servants in the state to be punctual and remain committed to their duties as the present administration would not condone truancy and negligence to duty affirming that Kano state government would do all it takes to improve the welfare of the civil servants.
Lastly, he appreciated the support and cooperation by the people of the state to his administration praying for the sustenance of the tempo for the overall interest of Kano state and its good people.