The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has handed over palliative to Nasarawa State Government to cushion the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic in the State.
The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq handed over the letter stating the items given to the State through the Director Legal Service of the Ministry, Laurat Ajima Elayo, at the Government House, Lafia, Nasarawa State.
The items which include; 1800 bags (50kg) rice, 2500 Cartons of Tomato Paste, and 600 Kegs (25litres) of Vegetable oil.
The Director said that the Honourable Minister would have loved to be on ground to personally handover the relief materials to the Nasarawa State Government but was absent due to other pressing official engagements.
She expressed the goodwill of the Honourable Minister who admonished that the State should ensure that the palliative gets to the targeted audience so as to reduce the stress occasioned by the lockdown.
The Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi Sule through the Deputy Governor of the State, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe acknowledge receipt of the items at the Nasarawa State Government House in Lafia.
He stated that the items had since been distributed to the poorest of the poor in the State immediately they arrived.
The Governor appreciated the Federal Government and the Ministry for their kind gesture and further stated that the items came handy at a time there was a dare need to assist the State.
Rhoda Ishaku Iliya
Deputy Director (Information)
June 8, 2020