As the number of those infected with the deadly Covid-19 continues to increase in Kano State, the Federal Government of Nigeria said it has dispatched 110 trucks of food items as palliatives to vulnerable groups in the state.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq, in a statement, said, ‘The ministry had delivered ten trailer-loads of parboiled rice to the state government about two weeks ago’.

The palliatives released from silos of the nation’s food reserves include millet, sorghum, and maize.

She continued further that, ‘The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) will deliver 100 trucks of grains to five locations in Kano State for distribution to poor and vulnerable households on the instruction of President Muhammadu Buhari’.

‘One of the humanitarian interventions provided by the Federal Government is the delivery of food items as palliatives to the poor and vulnerable in all states affected by the [Covid-19] pandemic to ease the lockdown situation’.

The Director-General, NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja, who was also present assured the minister that the agency will ensure efficient distribution as they work together with state governments.

Source: Premium Times

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