Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has directed the newly constituted Committee on Palliatives to mobilise resources for immediate distribution to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal.
Buni gave the directive on Monday in a statement issued by his Spokesman, Mohammed and made available to newsmen.
“The Committee has commenced work and is working out plans and strategies to cover every sector of the society, especially, those in need.
“It is going to be comprehensive and total, with priority attention given to those who truly deserve the support”, he said.
The Governor also ordered the committee to map out a holistic approach to identifying areas that require immediate, intermediate and long-term interventions.
He further explained that already the State Emergency Management Agency, (SEMA) has commenced the distribution of food materials to People Living with Disabilities while assuring that government will provide support in other critical sectors like transport, and continue with its empowerment programmes, as well as providing accessible and affordable healthcare delivery and education among others.
He said, “Th intervention would cover every sector in the private sector, Civil servants, farmers and students among others”, he said.
Buni urged the people to cooperate with the government in its commitment to provide support to the people to cushion the hardships.
He, however, warned that government would not tolerate any act of sabotage that would hinder this laudable intervention to deny the people the needed support.