COVID-19: FG hands over palliative to Kogi State government

By Chimezie Godfrey

Federal of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster and Social Development has handed over food to Kogi State government to cushion effect of the lockdown  as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

include three trucks of rice and one truck of vegetable oil .

Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, was represented by Head, Special Duties of , 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 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.

During a courtesy call Governor, His Excellency, Yahaya Bello, he appreciated the and reiterated the necessity of the creation of the by Mr. President. 

Bello went further to say that the palliatives will be distributed to the of Kogi state in addition to what the State has been doing.