Bauchi Concludes Palliative Distribution

The Bauchi State Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management has concluded the distribution of palliative items yesterday which began two months ago. Daily Trust reports.

The closing ceremony took place at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Memorial Stadium in Bauchi with beneficiaries from the last wards of Hardo, Makama A, and Dawaki in Bauchi LGA receiving one bag of rice each.

Speaking at the event, the Commissioner of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hajiya Hajara Yakubu Wanka, revealed that the distribution was carried out by a high-powered committee established by the governor, led by His Royal Highness, the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji (Dr) Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu, and Deputy Governor Rt Hon Mohammad Auwal Jatau.

The commissioner explained that the committee tasked the ministry to spearhead the distribution exercise across the state, utilizing 12 beneficiaries per polling unit in all 323 state wards, adding that, “All polling units were reached, and the 12 beneficiaries selected from each polling unit received a 25kg bag of rice.

She expressed satisfaction, adding, “It gladdens my heart to say that the committee had done justice to the confidence reposed in it and had carried out the exercise in line with its terms of reference and distribution guidelines.”