Kano State Governor, Alh. Abba Yusuf Kabir has set up a committee with a mandate to ensure accountability and transparency in the distribution of palliative packages in the state.
Inaugurating the state level committee at Africa House, the Governor said it became necessary to ensure that only the targeted beneficiaries recieved the palliative.
Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf also warned that all political office holders and senior civil servants shall not be part of the palliative beneficiaries as the gesture is meant for the less privileged, orphans and vulnerable groups, people living with disabilities, hospitals and other rehabilitation centres.
The Governor tasked the committee to ensure prudance, transparency and accountability in the distribution of the palliatives to meet the desired goals.
It could be recalled that the Federal Government has allocated five trucks of rice and donated five billion naira to 36 states of the Federation to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal, part of which, the sum of two billion was received by the states.
Kano being the most populous state has canvassed for more allocation from the Federal Government as the equal share to states does not guarantee equality of distribution.
Additionally, Kano State Governor set a side, the sum of 1.6bn and purchased grains to complement the Federal Government’s effort in reducing the impact of the subsidy removal.
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has already flagged-off the distribution of palliatives on Monday, hence the need for the compliance committees to swing into action.
The state compliance committee has the Secretary to the State Government,Dr. Abdullahi Baffa Bichi as chairman and members are: Chief of Staff, Alhaji Shehu Wada Sagagi, Commissioner of Education Hon. Umar Haruna Doguwa, and his counterparts of Agriculture Dr. Danjuma Mahmoud, Health, Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf amongst others.