By Chimezie Godfrey
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development has handed over food palliative to the Kogi State government to cushion the effect of the lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, was represented by the Head, Special Duties of the Ministry, Nadia Muhammed-Soso who handed over the relief items to the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Chief Edward Onoja, at the Kogi State Government House.
The Minister enjoined the State government to ensure that the rice and vegetable oil gets to the targeted beneficiaries, to cushion the effect of the lockdown.
The Minister disclosed that the palliatives came directly from President Muhammadu Buhari to all States of the Federation to cushion the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the less privileged in the country.
In his remarks, the Deputy Governor, Chief Edward Onoja appreciated the kind gesture of the federal government with a promise to ensure the food stuff get to the right persons.
Bello went further to say that the palliatives will be distributed to the people of Kogi state in addition to what the State has been doing.