The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has issued warning against the diversion of palliatives meant for poor and vulnerable groups in the territory.
The minister made this known in Abuja, on Tuesday during the ongoing distribution of food items to vulnerable residents at Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).
Wike, who was represented by the Mandate Secretary, Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat, FCTA, Lawan Geidam, reiterated the administration’s commitment to address the plight of people experiencing poverty.
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He noted that the initiative aims to alleviate the economic hardship caused by the removal of fuel subsidy and warned those responsible for the distribution exercise to shun every temptation to divert the food items.
Wike said: “The commitment to sustain the palliative distribution demonstrates the President Bola Tinubu administration’s dedication to provide support to vulnerable residents in the FCT.
“The initiative aims to alleviate the financial burden caused by the removal of fuel subsidies and ensure that essential food items reach those most in need.”
Also speaking, the Chairman of AMAC, Christopher Maikalangu, urged the administration to allocate more food items to AMAC, considering its large population of the poor.
Maikalangu assured the minister that the food items would get to the targeted groups in all the political wards of the council.