6 North-Eastern states get N15 billion palliatives
The North-East Development Commission (NEDC) has presented palliatives worth N15b to the six states in the region, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The states are Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe, Bauchi and Taraba states.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the food and non-food items were presented to the governors of the states by Vice President Kashim Shettima at a ceremony on Saturday in Maiduguri.
Shettima, who lauded the management of NEDC for prudent management of scarce resources, said that the destruction in the six states was worth nine billion dollars.
According to him, in Borno alone, the destruction is worth 6.8 billion dollars.
NAN reports that Shetima also performed the ground breaking of the 22.5 km Mafa-Jere road project being undertaken by NEDC.
He urged the commission to consider handling some critical federal roads linking states in the region to facilitate socio-economic activities.
NEDC managing director Mohammed Alkali, in a remark, said that the provision of the N15b food palliatives was in line with the Federal Government’s initiative to cushion the hardship faced by the less privileged.