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Shettima reiterates FG’s commitment to welfare of citizens



The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, has reiterated the commitment of President Bola Tinubu’s administration to the welfare of Nigerians in its programmes and policies.

Shettima stated this on Monday, while inaugurating the distribution of palliatives worth N5.1 billion by the Sokoto State Government.

He said’ ” President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a compassionate leader that sleeps and wakes up each day with thoughts of how to alleviate the plight of Nigerians especially the vulnerable among us.

“He is committed to promoting the welfare of citizens of this country, that is why he will soon introduce robust programmes that will help improve the living condition of citizens.”

Shettima commended Sokoto State Government for the distribution of palliatives, adding, “it was a very laudable initiative by the governor worthy of emulation by other State governments.”

He expressed the appreciation of the Federal Government to the Sokoto State Government for the donation of operational vehicles to the security agencies.

Shettima said: “The Federal Government is very appreciative of the support the State government is giving security agencies operating in the State.

“The vehicles you have purchased for them will help a lot in maintaining peace and order in Sokoto because there can be no development without peace.”

Similarly, Shettima also praised BUA Group, a cement production company based in the state, for donating 10 patrol vehicles to security agencies.

He, therefore, called on other private organisations in the state to emulate the BUA Group and support the security agencies.”

In a related development, Shettima also inaugurated the Rijiyar Dorowa flyover constructed by the State government at the cost of N5.3 billion.

Earlier, Gov. Ahmed Aliyu said that the distribution of the palliatives was to address the plight of the people especially the poor in the state.

He added: “We have also decided to assist our security agencies so as to tackle security challenges in the State.”

Aliyu disclosed that N5.1 billion was spent on the procurement of grains for distribution free of charge to the people irrespective of religious or party affiliation.

The event also featured the unveiling of a transportation scheme by the State government.

The scheme comprises the provision of 20 Toyota Camry cars, exclusively for use by women, as well as 50 mass transit buses for inter-city transportation service at affordable rates.

Also present at the occasion were: Sen. Aliyu Wamakko; Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari, and Minister of State for Water Resources and Sanitation, Bello Goronyo, among others.

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