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FCTA To Commence Distribution Of Palliative Materials This Week.

7 April 2020 National News News

The Minister of State for FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, says the administration will commence the distribution of palliative materials to the less privileged as part of measures to cushion the effect of the sit-at-home presidential order.  

The minister who made this disclosure during an inspection tour of storage facilities at the Kubwa NYSC Orientation Camp, also maintained that the palliatives are targeted at the vulnerable residents and the physically challenged in rural communities.  

Aliyu, who also revealed that security measures have been put in place to safeguard the palliative materials, noted that security personnel would be increased in addition to the establishment of a police post in the vicinity.

“We have identified capable hands that will do that for us across the structures because we have seen how chaotic it has been in other parts of the country,” Aliyu affirmed.  

Speaking on those qualified to benefit from the palliative, the minister said; “the real poor and vulnerable ones that are desirous and anyone that comes up with a proof and sincerely believe that his family is desirous of this palliative.

Aliyu said the administration has identified five large stores and five hostels at the Kubwa NYSC Orientation Camp to serve as storage facility and isolation centre respectively.

The Minister further explained that the administration was expecting five trucks of deliverables, hence the inspection of the Kubwa NYSC Camp to secure stores where these items could be kept.

Remi Johnson/Abuja

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