eraThe Federal Government has officially handed over ten trucks of rice from seized items of the Nigeria Customs, 2,438 metric tonnes of Maize; 1,380 metric tonnes of millet, and 900 metric tonnes of sorghum to the Kano State Government.
Making the delivery on Sunday in Kano, the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq called on the state government to prioritize the poor, the aged, and people with disabilities during the distribution of the items.
“I am here on behalf of the Federal Government to handover 10 trucks of rice from the Nigerian Customs Service; 2,438 metric tonnes of Maize; 1,380 metric tonnes of millet and 900 metric tonnes of sorghum to the Kano State Government.
“With the utmost respect, I implore His Excellency to ensure that the poor and vulnerable, including the elderly and persons living with disabilities, are prioritized in the distribution of these relief materials because they are the most affected in times of crisis.
“That is the main purpose of the delivery of this food relief and materials. Thank you and God bless the people of Kano state” she stated.
She described the current situation in the country as challenging while she expressed hope that the sundry challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic will ultimately be overcome.
She also commended Gov Abdullahi Ganduje for his proactive response to the pandemic which she says is contrary to the wrong impressions given outside the state.