By Amina Abdullahi Girbo
…..To settle outstanding gratuities.
……To commence distribution of food and non food items soon.
Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi state, has constituted a palliative distribution committee for immediate implementation of the federal government’s palliative programme over removal of fuel subsidy.
The governor announced this on Monday while briefing journalists shortly after a stakeholders meeting held at the Government House, Bauchi and said that the committee will be headed by his deputy, Mohammed Auwal Jatau.
Governor Bala Mohammed who said distribution of the palliative would be commenced soon, said the distribution committee was set up to come up with the framework of assistance to beneficiaries including payment of allowances to civil servants, payment of gratuities and pensions to retirees and pensioners, transportation, procurement of food and non food items.
“We have set up a committee under chairmanship of my Deputy with Head of Service, Chief of Staff, representative of the Emir of Bauchi and other relevant Ministries and other stakeholders for the commencement of the implementation of the palliation programme of the Federal Government by states, every body is aware that the Federal Government has given some money to states to ensure palliation is given to all the segments of the society as a result of the removal of fuel subsidy.
“As usual, the Committee will work with all the stakeholders particularly our traditional institutions to ensure transparency and justice in the distribution process.”
The governor assured the people of the state that his administration will initiate a sustainable palliative programme that will be sustained through the tenure of his administration to serve as remedy of addressing emerging issues.