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Palliatives: Kebbi Gov’t.Receives N2bn from FG to add N4bn to procure grains – Executive council



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By Abdullahi Faruk, Brinin Kebbi


Kebbi State executive council under the chairmanship of Gov. Nasir Idris, on Wednesday said his administration would add N4 billion to N2 billion Naira received from the Federal Government to procure grains for onward distribution to people free as palliatives to cushion the effect of subsidy removal.

This was disclosed by Head of civil service, Sufiyanu Garba Bena, Commissioner of information, Ahmed Yakub, Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Nura Bala filgila and Commissioner of Basic and secondary education, Dr. Halima Muhammad Bande in a joint press briefing shortly after their conclusion of their second executive council meeting at Government House in Birnin Kebbi. After their appointment as Commissioners in the state.

However, they said the governor instructed that the palliatives be distributed free-of charge to people across the state just like the way fertilisers was issued to the general public free in this year’s farming season.

Commissioner of information, Ahmed Yakub said:” Kebbi State government have so far received N2 billion from the Federal Government. State Government will add N4 billion to buy grains for onward distribution to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal.” He aver.

Aslo, the Commissioner of Youth, Nura Bala filgila, said the governor ordered the immediate payment of annual leave grants to all categories of workers in the state. Adding that the governor instructed that payment should commence immediately, insisting that all categories of workers from State, Local Government and Local Government Education Authorities (LGEAs) must be paid a uniform of 10 per cent of annual pay.

Earlier, Commissioner of Basic and secondary education, Dr. Halima Muhammad Bande thanked the state governor on behalf of teachers in the state. The increase of retirement age and service year’s will helps in boosting the morale of teachers and improves the quality of teaching towards attainment of development in the education sector.

Equally, Kebbi State government has now domesticated the law in the state. The law is only for primary and secondary Schools teachers across of the state. It has already been passed by the national Assembly but the present administration found it necessary to call for its domesticating of the said law in the state.

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