In a bid to ameliorate the public sufferings necessitated by the removal fuel subsidy, the Federal Government has sent down two fully loaded trucks containing 1,200 bags of rice to Kwara State.
Receiving the palliative on Thursday, Governor AbdurRahman AbdulrRasaq thanked the central authority for the intervention.
The chief media aid of the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye unveiled in a statement.
According to him, Mr Governor directed instant sharing of the palliatives to the less privileged through the assistance of the local government structures in the state.
Earlier, Governor AbdurRasaq had rolled out palliatives to cushion the efforts of the removal of fuel subsidy, including the ongoing e-process to give 10,000 naira stipends to students of indigenes in tertiary institutions.
“The government took delivery of the rice on Thursday. The Governor has now directed that these be shared to the less privileged immediately. The local government authorities are to supervise the distribution,” according to a Government House statement on Tuesday morning.
“The Governor demands that various stakeholders, especially community-based groups and traditional institutions, be consulted to generate the list of the beneficiaries on a non-partisan basis,” the statement read.
It added, “The state government, meanwhile, is still awaiting delivery of three more trucks of bags of rice, which would be distributed in like manner.
“The Governor expresses profound appreciation to the Federal Government, especially President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for the kind gesture.”