Kano State government in Northwest Nigeria under the leadership of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf is set to distribute the second batch of palliatives to the youth, women and people living with disabilities.
Further to his government’s effort of providing succour to the people of the State to alleviate the effects of fuel subsidy removal, arrangements have been completed for the distribution of grains comprising of rice and maize across the 484 wards within the 44 LGAs of the State.
Governor Yusuf made this known on Saturday at a meeting with the State and local government chairmen/Secretaries of four grassroots Mobilisation platforms (Community Re-Orientation Committee (CRC), Lafiya Jari, Kano PRO-PA and Kwankwasiyya) an event that was held at Coronation hall, Kano government house.
The Governor said the second batch distribution is imperative looking at the difficulties people are going through and made a clarion call on the distribution committees at the State and local levels to be just in the exercise to achieve the goal of cushioning the current hardship of extreme hunger and abject poverty.
He added that plans are in the pipeline for empowerment programmes that were envisaged for three categories of beneficiaries totalling 4,840 across women, youth and people living with disabilities who will be trained and provided with start-up capital.
“We will also ensure the introduction of Amana taxis and buses scheme for our teaming youth, some Tricycles riders (Yan Adaidata Sahu) will be included in this scheme to upgrade their status.”