By Mosunmola Ayobami, Ilorin
Kwara State government has received 1, 200 bags of rice from the Federal Government, with Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq directing immediate distribution of same to the less privileged through local government structures in the state.
This was contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye on Tuesday in Ilorin.
“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.
“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 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,” the statement said.
The state government had earlier rolled out several palliatives to cushion the efforts of the removal of fuel subsidy, including the ongoing e-process to give stipends to students of Kwara State origin.