Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, has disclosed that the administration will within the week 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 disclosed this during an inspection tour of storage facilities at the Kubwa National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp, also maintained that the palliatives are targeted at the vulnerable residents and the physically challenged in rural communities.
Aliyu, also revealed that security measures have been put in place to safeguard the palliative materials, stressing that security personnel will be increased in addition to the establishment of a police post in the vicinity.
“Honestly, if not for the producers that are coming from far places like Kano and beyond, we could have commenced today (Monday), but between Tuesday and Thursday, we are good to go. It will not go beyond this week.
“To me, it is not about rushing to do something but to do it well and effective service delivery should be upper most. The aim is how it gets to the grassroots especially the vulnerable and the physically challenged in the society without hitches.
“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.”