Kogi Govt promise to address food security, economic downturn, to commence quarterly distribution of palliatives



The Kogi State Governor Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo has promised to address the problem of food security and economic downturn frontally by embarking on quarterly food palliatives and cash incentives for every household in the state.

Governor Ododo who stated this shortly after the meeting of Nigeria Governors forum with President Ahmed Bola Tinubu and his Vice, Senator Kashim Shettima , said that all necessary arrangement has been put in place for the flag-off of the first quarterly food palliative and cash support for the people of Kogi state.

He said that the grains and cash for logistics are in place and details of the modalities for distribution are being worked out by the distribution team back in Lokoja, noting that in a couple of days the state government would commence the distribution of grains and cash support to all households across the 239 wards in Kogi State.

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“This is in line with our campaign promises to key into the policies and programmes of the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Federal Government of Nigeria” he assured.

Governor Ododo who also assured the people of a hitch-free distribution of the intervention throughout the state, called for the active involvement of community leaders, religious leaders and other stakeholders for the smooth distribution of the palliatives.

He further reaffirmed that his administration is already working on long term measures for agricultural development in areas of livestock and crop production to guarantee food security in Kogi State through a mix of commercial and subsistence farming in all parts of the state.

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