FG distributes 4,200 bags of food items to less privileged people in Bauchi
Mohammed Kaka Misau
The federal government of Nigeria has distributed assorted food items totalling 4,200 bags to the less privileged people in Bauchi state.
Speaking while presenting the items at the APC Secretariat on Thursday, the Hon. Minister of state for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Yalwaji Katagum, said the gesture was aimed at cautioning the hardship been faced by the beneficiaries.
“It gives me great pleasure to be here with you today at the
Secretariat of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi for yet another milestone and a historic moment to handover assorted food products for onward distribution to the vulnerable populace in the state”, the Minister said.
Represented by her special Adviser, Dr. Ahmad Mabudi, minister described the gesture as part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s desire to bring millions of Nigerians out of poverty as well as cushion some of the economic hardship in the society.
“The bottom line of this is to ensure that these items or commodities were shared to the appropriate beneficiaries”, she added.
Ambassador Yalwaji Katagum urged those who are going to handle the distribution to be fair and just while sharing the food items.
She said that the items, totaling four thousand, two hundred (4200) bags include 1,200 bags of Sorghum, 1,200 bags of Maize, 1,200 bags of
Garri and 600 bags of Millet.
The minister commended the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi State for making the event not only a reality but also, a
“I hope this will go a long way in alleviating hardship amongst
our people, especially, the less privileged”, she prayed.
Earlier speaking, the Bauchi state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Babayo Aliyu Misau said that the food items were meant for distribution to the less privileged people across the state.
The party chairman who was represented by Mustapha Zirami further explained that the food items are going to be distributed irrespective of party differences.
While commending the minister for facilitating the food items, the chairman, appealed to those saddled with the responsibility of the distribution to fear God and ensure that the items locates the targeted persons.