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Kebbi Governor Idris orders arrest, prosecution of persons diverting Ramadan palliatives

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Kebbi Governor Idris talks tough on Ramadan palliatives diversion

By El-Yakub Dabai, Birnin Kebbi

Governor Nasir Idris of Kebbi State on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi directed security agents to arrest and prosecute any member of the committee or government official vested with the responsibilities of distributing Ramadan palliatives caught diverting the grains.

The Governor gave the directives at the official launch of the distribution of 235 trucks of assorted grains to the people of Kebbi State with the symbolic distribution of twenty percent of the foodstuffs, stressing that the grains were meant to provide succour to the people in the current hardships families were going through.

He reiterated that his administration was people oriented governemt, emphasizing that no member of his cabinet was a sacred cow and he won’t hesitate to do away with anybody sabotaging his efforts of improving the lives of the common man in the state.

Governor Idris said while members of the public would benefit from the palliatives irrespective of political affiliations both at state and local government levels, salaries of the month of March as well as the 2024 gratuities would be paid to civil servants with immediate effect as a deliberate gesture to improve their wellbeing.

“My government is tailored towarsd making the lives of the electorate very fruitful because they have given us the responsibilities of piloting the affairs of the state positively. We can’t afford to disappoint them. We must fight anyone that is distracting our attention.” He said

Governor Idris further said ” It was in line with my government’s determination to reduce the cost of farming and improve food production that we purchased and distributed fertilizers, power tillers, solar and CNG powered irrigation pumps to farmers to achieve food sufficiency and in turn promote the welfare of the masses.”

Giving the breakdown of the distribution, Idris said the state’s ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) would receive 4,000 bags of rice and 3,400 bags of grains while teachers would receive 9,900 bags of rice and 9,500 bags of grains while 1,000 bags of rice and 1,000 bags of grains would go to Islamic Scholars among others.

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