YOBE LAUNCHES SECOND PHASE DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD ITEMS TO THE NEEDY IN THE STATE
YOBE LAUNCHES SECOND PHASE DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD ITEMS TO THE NEEDY IN THE STATE.
In continuation of distribution of palliative to provide saccur to people of the state, His Excellency the Deputy Governor of Yobe state Hon Idi Barde Gubana ( Wazirin Fune) who is also the Deputy chairman committee on palliative has launched the second phase in Zone B, Damagum headquarters of Fune local government area.
Speaking shortly before the commencement of the distribution, the Deputy Governor explained that the target beneficiaries are vulnerable persons, particularly people living with disabilities, women head of households, the elderly and students among others.
Inorder to ensure timely and fair distribution of the palliatives in the local government Areas, sub- Committees were established with membership drawn from traditional rulers (District Heads and Village Heads), reputable community leaders, religious leaders and representatives of Civil society organizations.
The Deputy Governor urged the people of the state to cooperate with the Committee and sub_ Committees for a hitch-free conduct of the assignment and also appealed to people to continue praying for peace,bumper harvest and prosperity.
In his remarks, the executive secretary state emergency Management agency Dr. Mohammad Goje said that they will ensure that only needy will recieve the items and are not short changed.
He said over 14,500 communities are expected to recieve the palliatives.
He further stressed that the Third phase will be conducted in Zone C at Jakusko.
Also speaking the Chairman Fune local government Hon Baba Goni Bade applauded the state government for the front response on hardship of their people.
He appealed to the committee on palliative to consider Fune local government with the largest population in the state and should be given consideration on the sharing formula.
Hussaini Mai Suleh
press Secretary to H E
Deputy Governor Yobe state