NSG committed to people’s welfare, set for distribution of 2nd phase of palliatives – Magret Elayo reveals
The Nasarawa State Government has announced that all modalities for distribution of the second phase of palliatives has been put in placed towards alleviating the sufferings posed by the removal of fuel subsidy.
The State Commissioner of Humanitarian Affairs, Margret Elayo disclosed while hosting the State House of Assembly Committee on Women Affairs who were on oversight functions, Wednesdays, in Lafia.
The Commissioner explained that the distribution of the second phase of palliative was to improve on the standard of living of the vulnerable groups in the state.
According to her, the ministry has put in place monitoring measures to address fraud during the distribution of the second phase of the palliative.
She emphasized that the money for the second phase of the palliatives have been deposited in the local government accounts.
“We are sending the money to beneficiaries accounts directly so that we can track it.
“We are going to monitor and anyone who is found diverting the palliative must pay for it,” she said
Elayo appreciated the committee for the support the ministry is enjoying from them.
The Commissioner assured of the ministry’s commitment to continue to initiate good policies and programmes that will have direct bearing on the lives of the vulnerable and other people of the state.
Hon Hajara Danyaro Ibrahim, the Chairman, House Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development commended the commissioner for deliberately initiating humanitarian interventions to cushion the plights of the downtrodden in the society.
Danyaro said that the oversight visit was aimed at assessing the budget performance of the ministry.
The committee chairman assured the ministry of their support at all times to succeed.
She warned that the House will not take it lightly with anyone found wanting in the exercise.
In a related development, the committee was also at the Nasarawa State Social Investment Agency where the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Abdullahi Sule on Humanitarian, Imran Jibrin said in the next year’s budget, the state governor has approved the second phase of the distribution of stipends to vulnerable people
” And the amount has been increased from #5000 to #7000 and the number of the beneficiaries have been jacked up from 3, 800 to 6000,” the SSA said
Hon Hajara Danyaro Ibrahim, the Chairman of the Committee assured the agency of the House support to succeed.
She also assured the state government of their commitment to take the agency to the next level of development.