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Hardship: FG distributes food items to Abuja residents


The Federal Government on Tuesday distributed 2,416 bags of various grains as palliative to vulnerable residents of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).

Speaking at the ceremony in Apo Town Hall, AMAC Chairman, Mr Christopher Maikalangu, emphasised that the provided food items were strictly for vulnerable residents across the 12 wards of the council, and should not be sold.

He said that the initiative was aimed at addressing the ongoing food crisis and provide relief in line with the ‘Renewed Hope Agenda’ of the current administration.

The council chairman said the items distributed would not have been possible without the intervention of President Bola Tinubu and the FCT Minister, Mr Nyesom Wike.

He appreciated their efforts in alleviating the hardship faced by many Nigerians through various palliative schemes, adding that the distribution of the items would be devoid of political affiliation, religious belief, and tribal background.

‘It may interest you to know that, this is not a political gathering,
the people you are seeing here today are residents of AMAC who are invited.

‘To this end, the Supervisory Councillor for Agriculture and I, will monitor and ensure the smooth and equitable distribution of these food items.

‘Strict security measures are already in place to avoid theft. You have to queue and be orderly, to receive these food items. No thuggery or criminal activity will be allowed,’ he said.

Residents of AMAC during the distribution of food items by the federal government

Maikalangu said the Tinubu’s administration as well as the council placed greater attention to agriculture,

He disclosed that the council would soon commence distribution of essential agricultural inputs to farmers in the rural areas to support a successful planting season.

Residents of AMAC during the distribution of food items by the federal government.

On his part, the Supervisory Councillor in charge of Agriculture, Mr Zakari Biu,

said the items to be distributed included, 1,000 bags of rice (25kg), 500 bags of maiz
e (50kg), 693 bags of guinea corn (50kg), 120 bags of millet (50kg), and 103 bags of grits (25kg).

He also introduced the committee members appointed by the FCTA to oversee the fair distribution of the items to the beneficiaries.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria