OrderPaperToday – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has distributed food palliatives constituents in Damaturu and the six local government areas in Yobe North Senatorial District of Yobe State.
The local governments covered are: Bade, Nguru, Jakusko, Yusufari, Karasuwa, and Machina.
This was disclosed in a statement released by his Special Assistant (Press), Ezrel Tabiowo on Thursday.
According to the statement, the gesture seeks to provide succor to those affected by the lockdown policy following the spread of the COVID-19 disease.
“The distribution of palliatives was accompanied with the provision of infrared thermometers, chemicals for disinfection, spraying machines, hand sanitizers, face masks, hand gloves and boots.
“Also to be provided are Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) to some hospitals across the various local governments in Yobe North Senatorial District.”
On the mode of distribution, the first phase “commenced on 28 April, 2020; entered its second phase on May 9, 2020; and will be concluded with a third phase to be carried out on Thursday, May 21, 2020 to compliment the Ramadan celebrations.
“Among materials already distributed in the two phases are: Seven trucks of Rice, ten trucks of sugar, 4 trucks of millet, and three thousand (3000) cartons of turkey oil among other consumables and food items.”