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VP Shettima Commissions N11.8b Vehicles, Distributes Palliatives in Sokoto

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Musa Na Allah Sokoto

Vice President Kashim Shettima has commissioned N11.8 billion Worth of Vehicles, purchased by the Sokoto state Government, and the distribution of N5 billion worth of Palliatives including rice and other grains to the poor and vulnerable residents in the state.

In remarks at the ceremony held Monday at Giginya Memorial Stadium Sokoto, the vice president commended the state Governor Ahmed Aliyu for his concern for the plight of the poor and the vulnerable.

He said the federal government will also come with another palliative aimed at cushioning the effect of fuel subsidy removal and other economic hardships.

The state governor Dr Ahmed while addressing the visíting vice president said the vehicles to commission would cost the state N11.8 billion.

He said the 50 buses and 20 Toyota Camry would be used for city service, Intrastate, and interstate transport service to ease movement of goods and services within and outside the state.

The Governor further mentioned that the 20 Buffalo patrol vehicles and 50 Toyota Hilux Vehicles to be distributed to security Agencies in the state would cost the state N6.6 billion.

The Governor however disclosed that the BUA group has also donated to the state 10 luxurious pickup Vehicles

Our correspondent reports that the bags of rice and other grains were procured at the cost of N5 billion and would be shared free of charge to the citizens as a palliative to cushion the effect of petrol subsidy removal.

 Governor Aliyu said the grains would be distributed across the 23 LGAs in the state.

“Today, we are flagging off the distribution of the consignments of rice and other grains purchased by the state government at a cost of N5 billion.

The Beneficiaries will be identified on a nonpartisan basis by a committee of eminent persons in the state.

“We are a resilient people. Undoubtedly, we will emerge from this tricky situation much better and stronger as a state and a nation.

“I urge our people to trust the committee to do justice to the assignment, bearing in mind that the whole essence of this modest effort is to show concern to the plight of the people, especially the most vulnerable among us.”

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