Delta to sustain quarterly distribution of palliatives

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Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori

Coordinator of Subsidy Palliatives Committee in Delta State, and Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Olorogun Jaro Egbo, has disclosed that the state government will soon commence another round of palliatives distribution to mitigate hardship occasioned by federal government economic reforms.

He made the disclosure on Wednesday while speaking as guest of Orientation Panorama Platform on Voice of Delta Radio 97.9FM Asaba, saying that the governor, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, has given specific instructions to ensure that all communities are captured, and food items distributed to those who truly need them.

Egbo, however identified high cost of transporting palliatives to riverine communities as one of the challenges, while commending governor Oborevwori for his support and commitments to ensure that despite problems of logistics the next rounds of distribution commences.

He assured that adequate publicity will be deployed through the traditional and social media before the commencement of the next round of palliatives distribution, so as to create massive awareness for the exercise.

The State Subsidy palliatives Coordinator appealed to low income earners and struggling families in the state to get ready for the state wide distribution exercise so that government deliberate and genuine efforts of ameliorating the sufferings of those adversely affected by subsidy removal can be achieved.

Egbo, disclosed that trusted and responsible stakeholders, including heads of social institutions like Churches, Mosques, Schools, and elected representatives have been appointed to monitor and coordinate the palliatives distribution in all local government areas, assuring that the state government will continue to do more for all Deltans.

He further assured that subject to regular supply of foodstuffs and availability of resources, the state government would sustain quarterly distribution of palliatives, and also working out modalities for the distribution of fertilizers, cassava stems, agricultural seedlings, and other assistance to farmers through recognized associations and cooperative societies across the state.

“Our amiable governor, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, is very much interested in the socioeconomic wellbeing of all Deltans.

“He promise our people more dividends of democracy, and we are working very hard to deliver on his electioneering campaigns promises.

“We distributed Palliatives previously, but the next round of distribution will soon commence. Adequate publicity shall be deployed to enable government reach target audiences.

“Our focus is on struggling families, poor widows, indigent students and all others who are truly finding it difficult to feed themselves. And we are doing just that.

“The subsidy Committee is chaired by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Kingsley Emu, and he has directed that the Palliatives must get to the right people, at the right time, and across the 25 local government areas.

“As the state coordinator, am networking with all local government coordinators of the committee to ensure that our people benefit reasonably from the exercise.”