Kogi begins distribution of palliatives, warns against hoarding

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The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Usman Ododo, has flagged off the distribution of Palliatives to cushion the current economic challenges.

The Governor, however, warned those saddled with the responsibility of distributing the palliatives not to hoard or sell the relief materials provided by Government to cushion the effects of the temporary economic hardship in the country.

Governor Ododo gave the warning on Tuesday during the flag-off of the first quarter 2024 food palliatives distribution in Lokoja.

While noting that the palliatives were meant for the indigent people of Kogi State, the Governor said his administration remained committed to serving the people with transparency and the fear of God.

“The palliatives will not be distributed along party, ethnic or religious lines,” he said, adding that the target beneficiaries were the poorest of the poor in Kogi State.

“My administration will not allow any unpatriotic element to cheat the people. The Government has put mechanisms in place to track and apprehend those who plan to hoard the distribution of this food item.

“The palliative is not for APC alone, religious group or for ethnic agenda. It is for the people of Kogi State. I want to beg all of us to allow the poor breathe. I am part of them. I was raised from among them. I am committed to serving them, not as a leader but their servant. Political appointees will not benefit from these palliatives. They should also contribute to the society that made them,” he stated.

The Governor thanked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his quick intervention, saying that Nigeria is on its way to greatness under his leadership.

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