The palliative distribution committees in the 25 local government areas of Niger State have been warned not to share the money given to them but to buy food items for the intended beneficiaries.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Niger State governor, Mal. Bologi Ibrahim, the money given to all the local government councils was to be used to procure grains and other food items and not shared.
He said the choice of food items to be procured was to be decided by the stakeholders in each of the local government areas.
The statement said the governor emphasised that any standing committee that shares cash will be sanctioned.
Governor Umaru Bago rolled out some modalities last Friday for the distribution of fuel subsidy palliatives, which will last for three days starting tomorrow, September 6, 2023.