- Palliatives will soon be distributed, according to Gov. Mohammed, who also stated that a committee would develop a plan on how beneficiaries would be helped
- He recited more details regarding the palliative committee, which will be led by his deputy Mohammed Auwal Jatau
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has constituted a palliative distribution committee for the immediate implementation of the Federal Government’s palliative programme in the state.
WITHIN NIGERIA reports that the Federal Government, last Thursday, announced the release of N180 billion palliative package to states to cushion the impact of the fuel subsidy removal. Each state is expected to get N5 billion and 180 trucks of rice.
Addressing journalists shortly after a stakeholders meeting held at the Government House, Bauchi,
Gov Mohammed said the distribution of palliatives would commence soon, adding that the committee would come up with the framework for how assistance would be rendered to beneficiaries.
He said the committee will also address payment of allowances to civil servants, payment of gratuities and pensions to retirees and pensioners, transportation, and procurement of food and non-food items.
He reeled out further information about the palliative committee to be headed by his deputy, Mohammed Auwal Jatau.
According to him: “We have set up a committee under the chairmanship of my deputy, with the Head of Service, Chief of Staff, the Emir of Bauchi, and other relevant ministries and stakeholders [as members] for the commencement of the implementation of the palliation programme of the Federal Government by states. Everybody is aware that the Federal Government has given some money to states to ensure palliation is given to all segments of society as a result of the removal of fuel subsidy.
“As usual, the Committee will work with all the stakeholders, particularly our traditional institutions, to ensure transparency and a just programme distribution process.”