By Ya’u Waziri
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has acknowledged to have received Two Billion naira out of the Five Billion relief fund, from the federal government.
The Governor made this known during a Media Chat With journalists in the state at the Nigeria Television Authority NTA Gombe.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya said, his government is awaiting the balance and the balance of One billion naira worth of maize which the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, is selling to each state from the National Strategic Reserve.
He explained that his administration would set up a special committee under the chairmanship of Gombe State Deputy Governor, Dr. Manasah Danial Jatau, to ensure the effective distribution of the federal government palliatives in the state.
While assuring that his administration will ensure effective and judicious use of the fund, the Governor enjoined the beneficiaries to use the items judiciously, cautioning them on selling the items as this will defeat the intent of the exercise.