Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State on Wednesday flagged off delivery of 52,000 bags of rice and 52,000 bags of maize as palliatives to the urban and rural poor in the state.
“So, what we have simply come to do here today is to present palliatives to the people of Enugu State, particularly our rural poor, urban poor and our downtrodden.
Also speaking at the event, Okechukwu Edeh, the chairman of the Enugu State Chapter of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, who is also a member of the state palliatives committee, promised that the items would trickle down to the poor immediately.
A breakdown of the palliatives showed each of the 260 wards in the state will receive 200 bags of rice and 200 bags of maize.
“Part of our vision is to eradicate poverty in Enugu State and we knew that at the time we were saying that, there was a high rate of poverty in the state.
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