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Coronavirus: Kwara State Outlines Modalities To Give Palliatives To Residents...


Chairman Kwara State steering committee on palliative, Dr Haliru Yahaya Ndanusa, Wednesday, disclosed the readiness of the State Government to begin distribution of relief materials to suppress the effects of the stay home orders to curb the spread of COVID-19  in the state.

This was disclosed by Haliru Yahaya, who is also the Emir of Shonga at a press briefing in Ilorin.

He said the committee has map out the modalities for the distribution of the relief materials from the government and well-to-do members of the society who donated to support the government.

He stated that:

This measure, is government’s way of showing good faith and affection to the people who have been asked to stay at home on safety grounds.

The committee, therefore, urges the well-heeled in the society to help the needy at this time” while commending “all those who have donated to the government or are supporting the poor in their own way

because of limited resources, the committee has given priority at this time to limited categories of our people considered to be very poor and worst hit by the sit at home directive.

They are the aged, physically challenged, women widows and widowers who are sole breadwinners of their families, artisans who are dependent on daily earnings and any other category that the committee deems fit.

To enable seamless distribution and ensure maximum coverage of the targeted beneficiaries, the distribution will be carried out at the ward levels.

Accordingly, each of the 16 local governments and 193 wards in the state are hereby required to set up an implementation committee respectively comprising a representative each of the most senior traditional authority in the local government and ward, the most senior religious authority in the local government and ward, two representatives of the community based organisations in the local government and in the wards.”

We are projecting to start distribution from this weekend. It is expected that the DPMs in all the 16 local governments shall liaise with the palliative committee on the movement of the items to their respective local governments.

He added that Road Transport Workers Association, and the National Union of Road Transport Workers have volunteered to transport the food items free of charge.

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