Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has on Thursday ordered the Local Government Chairmen to renege from their earlier decision of backing out of the palliative distribution committee.
The governor said this while launching the distribution of the second phase of the Palliatives on Thursday in Kano.
Kano Daily recalled that the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Kano Chapter had announced its withdrawal from the committee following allegations of abuse involving its members by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) on the distribution of the palliative.
Ganduje urged them to continue to play their roles in ensuring that the poorest of the poor get the government Palliatives.
He said that already, he has held meetings with the Fund Raising Committee Chairman and the anti corruption Executive Chairman, promising that everything will be out under control.
“I call on our chairmen of Local Government Areas to go back to their right position and participate in the distribution of the Palliatives. All other issues will be resolved,” he added.
Ganduje lauded the Kano COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee for successful completion of the first phase of the distribution.
He further urged Local Government chairmen across the state to participate fully in the distribution exercise so as to achieve the desired goal.
Ganduje pledged to resolve disagreements between the ALGON and the Executive Chairman of PCACC, Barr. Muhuyi Magaji.
Kano Daily also recalled that MAgaji had in a Press Statement revealed that he got complaints that some Local Government Chairmen in the state allegedly diverted palliative materials during the first phase of the distribution.