Governor Inuwa Yahaya Flaggs Off Second Phase Of Palliative Distribution in Gombe


By Yau Waziri

Gombe state Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has flagged off the second phase of palliative distribution to Ninety Thousand beneficiaries that cut across Two Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety-Eight polling units in the state.

Speaking during the flagging off, held at Gombe Emir’s Palace, the Governor said that the gesture was meant to cushion the global economic hardship coupled with the recent petroleum subsidy removal by the federal government.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya assured that his administration is ever ready to support its people to reduce their hardship, charging those responsible for the distributions to ensure justice and fairness in the exercise.

Earlier, the Chairman State Steering Committee who doubles as the Deputy Governor, Dr Manasah Daniel Jatau, said that a total of Ninety Thousand people would benefit from the palliative drawn from the Two Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Eight polling units across the state.

The Deputy Governor said the palliative includes bags of rice and cartons of spaghetti among others, explaining that it is meant to support the poorest of the poor regardless of party or religious affiliation.

Speaking at the event, the acting District Head of Gombe who is also the District Head of Nasarawo, Alhaji Usman Shettima, commended the Governor for coming to the aid of the people at this critical moment, ensuring judicious distribution to all beneficiaries.

He further explained that the gesture demonstrates the governor’s empathy and good leadership style.

The traditional leader thanked the Governor for the gesture, maintaining that the palliative is timely and will go a long way in alleviating the suffering of the people.

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