Gov. Bello flags off distribution of state own palliatives

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From Noah Ocheni, Lokoja

The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has flagged off the distribution of the state sponsored palliatives across the state in response to concerns of the people, stressing that the ward by ward distribution system was adopted to ensure that every citizen irrespective of their political parties benefitted.

During the flag off in Lokoja the state capital on Tuesday, Governor Bello directed every state appointees and other stakeholders to take a leave back to their respective wards in a bid to ensure efficiency in the sharing process and warned to expose any leader found culpable of short changing the people in the palliative sharing process.

He pointed out that the current palliative distribution would upon completion followed by another trench which will take another dimension adding that the state government intends to extend such gesture to the next administration in addition to its physical infrastructural and socio economic development plans for the state and its people.

He, however, reiterated that the palliative just like the previous one is meant for the entire citizenry hence directing those in charge not to discriminate along political party lines or any other divisive factor.

While intimating that the exercise will be closely monitored in a bid to ensure fairness, efficiency and effectiveness he pointed out that the APC is a party that portrays compassion, honesty and frowns against liars hence those in charge must show empathy, love and compassion to their people

He warned that any leader found wanting of short changing the people would be exposed as any leader who engaged in such is not worthy to be in such position.

Taking a cue on the forth coming election, governor Bello called on the citizens to give their support to the candidate of the APC, Usman Ahmed Ododo noting that the consolidation government of the ruling party have greater plans for the state and its people.

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