The Kwara State Palliative Committee inaugurated by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, is set to flag off the distribution of rice palliatives today, August 30.
The Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on New Media, Yinka Fafoluyi, disclosed this in a statement signed and issued on Wednesday.
The Governor said the palliative is only one of the many steps the government has taken to relieve people of the inconveniences arising from the fuel subsidy removal and strengthen the economy.
The statement read, “It is important to clarify that food palliatives are only a stopgap measure to show empathy and reach out to the people, especially the most vulnerable ones among us.
“It is not the only step the government has taken since the removal of fuel subsidy. Government is committing huge resources to hasten mass production and use of gas and electricity-powered vehicles nationwide as well boost agricultural productivity, manufacturing, and small and medium scale enterprises.
“We are in this together, and I plead that we work together as one people bounded by one destiny to get over this current challenge.”