Kano State Government says it has commenced the distribution of palliatives and farm inputs to the vulnerable, women and farmers across the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.
The exercise was launched today by Governor Abba Yusuf at the Kano State Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (KNARDA) headquarters in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.
Governor Yusuf said the programme was to reduce the prevailing hardships occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy in the country.
He explained that the gesture was also to improve agricultural production in accordance with the state’s vision of agricultural revolution that would make the state less dependent on federal allocations.
The Governor said that the items were secured through the palliative support by the Federal Government, adding that his administration had established various committees to ensure adequate distribution of the food items.
He warned that any government official found wanting in the process of the distribution of the food items would be dealt with accordingly.
Governor Yusuf said that people living with disability would be given special consideration during the distribution, to ensure that the items reached the vulnerable groups in the society.