June 25, 2024

Central News

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Why #8,000 palliative May be Late in Coming

PALLIATIVE of #8,000 monthly stipend to 12 million most vulnerable families may not come soon.

Reason: critics of the proposal have rightly questioned the modalities to be applied for distribution of the largesse.

It has been revealed that, with the intervention of state governors, government has seen the plausibility of involving the grassroots for an authentic list of beneficiaries.

Chairman of Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and South-East Governors’ Forum (S-EGF) chair Sen. Hope Uzodinma has explained that the new plan is to delimit a register of beneficiaries from across all 774 LGAs of Nigeria, using local statistics from wards to build a register.

Gov. Uzodinma said in Owerri at the week-end that governors need to ensure nobody or family who should not claim to be on the “indigent” clan is listed.

He explained to traditional rulers and presidents-general of town unions in Imo State that the Federal Government palliatives would come to the state along with another state-sponsored plan which is almost ready.

The Imo State project, is being midwifed by a committee of the state Ministry of Commerce, which has arranged packages of foodstuff, and other family needs for distribution throughout the state.