By Isiyaka Ismail Wunti
The Bauchi State Government has constituted a high-powered committee to workout modalities for judicious distribution of the Parlliative earlier approved by the federal government.
The committee compromises officials from relevant bodies including the state Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Youth and Sports Development, Members of the Organized Labour as well as religious and traditional leaders.
Briefing Journalists after the committee’s inaugural meeting at Government House Bauchi, the State Governor Bala Mohammed said his Deputy Muhammad Auwal Jatau is to chair the committee.
According to Governor Bala Mohammed issues of workers’ retirement benefits, Cash Transfers as well as procurement of buses, motorcycles, and trycyles to ease transportation challenges are also part of the palliative exercise.
He charged the committee to ensure transparency and accountability in the entire process.
The committee is expected to complete it’s assignment in two weeks time to allow for the commencement of the distribution exercise.