Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State has flagged off the distribution of palliatives to 42,312 poor households.
Speaking at the distribution, donated by the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition against COVID19, CACOVID, in Dutse on Wednesday, the Governor said the state has not recorded a new case of COVID-19 in the last 23 days.
He explained that a total of 12 households from each polling unit of the state were expected to benefit from the palliatives.
He said people with special needs, such as the physically challenged, pensioners, orphanage homes, would be given priority on the distribution.
The Governor said each household would be receiving 1 bag of 10kg rice, 1 carton of pasta, 2 cartons of noodles, 1 bag of 5kg of sugar, 1 bag of 1kg of salt and 1 bag of 5kg of garri, semovita, and maize.
Alhaji Abubakar also said they have previously distributed palliatives to the poor including grains purchased by the state government and other items presented by the federal government.
He said the CACOVID palliatives would complementing the state government efforts and reducing the suffering of people at the grassroots.
Alhaji Badaru Abubakar added that CACOVID has also equipped one of the state government centres in Fanisau Dutse, with 100 beds and mattresses.