Palliatives: Bauchi govt distributes over 100,000 bags of rice – Commissioner

Distribution exercise.
Distribution exercise
Palliatives: Bauchi govt distributes over 100,000 bags of rice – Commissioner

By Bashir Hassan Abubakar

Bauchi State Commissioner of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Honourable Hajara Yakubu Wanka has disclosed that over One Hundred Thousand (100,000) of 25kg bags of rice was distributed as palliative to beneficiaries in the state.

The Commissioner stated this on Thursday 28th December, 2023 at the end of the distribution exercise held at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in the State Capital.


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Wanka informed the gathering that the distribution exercise was carried out by the high the powered committee set up by Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, under the leadership of His Royal Highness, the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji (Dr.) Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu and the Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Right Honorable Mohammad Auwal Jatau.

The Commissioner said that the committee had done justice to the confidence reposed in it and had carried out the exercise inline with it’s terms of reference and distribution guidelines spelt out by the committee.

She said that the State Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management was mandated by the committee to spare head the distribution exercise across the entire state using the 12 beneficiaries per each polling unit across all the 323 wards of the State.

She said that since the commencement of the distribution program, her ministry and the agencies and departments under it have deployed it’s human resource to actualise the exercise and that it had done that to best of their ability under the guidance of Emir of Bauchi and the Deputy Governor.

“In the course of the distribution exercise, myself and the entire staff of the ministry have travelled round the entire LGAs of the State”.

“At the end of the exercise all the polling units were reached and the 12 beneficiaries selected from each of the polling unit got a 25kg bag of rice”, said the Commissioner.

Wanka then used the occasion to expressed the gratitude of Committee to Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed for his support in providing all the necessary logistics needed for the successful implementation of the exercise.

While appreciating the support of the support of the Governor, the Commissioner also acknowledged the key roles played by the five Emirate councils in the State in the successes recorded during the distribution exercise across the State.

The Commissioner further registered her gratitude to LG Caretaker Committee Chairmen for their proactive stance in providing the enabling environment that enhanced the distribution exercise in their LGAs.

“Worthy of mention too was the role of security operatives that had been with the distribution team throughout the exercise, ensuring rancour-free implementation”.

“It is heart-warming to acknowledged the joy and happiness demonstrated by beneficiaries throughout the State. There were so many glowing testimonies from beneficiaries and other key stakeholders”.

“My speech will not be complete without, once again, expressing my personal gratitude to His Excellency, Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed and the Committee for entrusting this Humanitarian exercise to my ministry. This has really enhanced my capacity for future engagements with the citizens of Bauchi State, especially the less privileged and vulnerable in our rural areas”, the Commissioner concludes her address.

Our correspondent reports that the closing event targets the last three Wards of Hardo, Majidadi A and Dawaki in Bauchi LGA being given their share of the rice palliative.


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