Again, KWSG Distributes 18,000 bags of food Palliative




Few months after the completion of the widely commended distribution of food palliatives as cushioning effects for subsidy removal, the Kwara State government have once again rolled varieties of food palliatives across the 16 local Government Area of the State.


This much was disclosed by the Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Government House Mashood, Abdulrafiu Agboola via a press release and made available to newsmen in Ilorin, Kwara State.


The release reads “Kwara State Government has commenced the distribution of another

17,578 50kg bags of maize, sorghum and millet palliatives it received from the Federal Government to further support vulnerable citizens amid the inconveniences from fuel subsidy removal.


“The food items are already being distributed among the less privileged across the 16 local governments of the state, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Community Development, Dr Lawal Olohungbebe.



“The instructions given by the federal government is that there has to be a committee in each local government area that will oversee the items.


“The committee comprises the DPMs (Directors of Personal Management) in the absence of the chairmen of local government areas; traditional rulers; representatives of the DSS; ICPC; civil society organizations; National Youth Council of Nigeria; women groups; development officers; and so on and so forth.”



“So, what we are doing is just to ensure that it gets to the local government area. By the time it gets there, they will now identify the vulnerable ones among them.” he added.


Secretary for SEMA, Mallam Saadu Mashood Magaji, confirmed that the office recently took delivery of the items, and has started sharing them since last Saturday based on the template they got from Abuja.


“These palliatives are for distribution to vulnerable people across the state. It is a federal government intervention in collaboration with NEMA and the office of the National Security Adviser. It was around two months ago that we received them through the federal government,” he said.


“We have millet, sorghum, and maize. Millet is 2,216, maize is 7,042, while sorghum is 8,320 bags, which makes a total number of 17,578 50kg of the three items. They are shared across the sixteen local governments.


“We started the distribution for 6 LGs on 1st June, 2024, such as Baruten, Kaiama, Asa, Ilorin East, Ifelodun, Oke-Ero. On the 2nd of June, we gave out to Patigi, Edu, Oyun, Offa, Ilorin South and Moro. While the third part of it includes Irepodun, Ilorin West, Isin and Ekiti local governments respectively.” he stressed


He described the exercise as smooth and rancour-free, commending the state government and other key stakeholders for their support towards identifying the target beneficiaries in all nooks and crannies of the state.


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