The government of Bauchi has recently distributed a variety of rice to 10,764 individuals residing in the Bauchi Local Government Area of the state. This initiative comes as part of a post-subsidy removal palliative program introduced by the federal government, which allocated N2 billion towards the procurement of rice for distribution to vulnerable households. Hajara Wanka, the Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, announced this during the official launch of the distribution exercise on Monday in Bauchi.
The aim of this gesture is to alleviate the hardships faced by individuals following the removal of fuel subsidies. The Palliative Distribution Committee, led by the Emir of Bauchi, Rilwanu Adamu, oversaw the implementation of the exercise across eight local government areas in the state.
Furthermore, Governor Bala Mohammed instructed that the food items be distributed promptly, ensuring that beneficiaries in all 20 LGAs have access to sustenance. In addition to the rice, conditional cash transfers will soon be provided to identified beneficiaries throughout the state once administrative processes are completed. Each beneficiary will receive a 25-kilogram bag of rice, which is intended for personal use and should not be shared.
Zainab Baba-Takko, the caretaker chairperson of the Bauchi Local Government Council, emphasized the importance of not diverting the commodity and urged beneficiaries to utilize it to fulfill their family’s needs. Nura Jumba, the district head of Bauchi, expressed gratitude for the government’s gesture, noting that it will alleviate the suffering of the people.