The kano state government has commenced the second phase of distribution of food palliatives to the poor and most vulnerable families across the five Emirates in the state.
Speaking during the flag off of the exercise, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje commended the people of the state for supporting various government initiatives at curbing the disease.
He said the palliatives which were targetted at 50,000 households were meant to cushion effects of the ongoing lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
The 50, 000 households drawn from 44 local government areas of the state had benefitted in the first phase of the programme which was designed for 300, 000 households.
The food items were part of the materials given to the state by the federal government as well as donations made by individuals and corporate entities through the state fund raising committee.
The Governor urged them to continue to observe the prevention protocols and guidelines, saying the measures are yielding positive results with daily decline in the number of confirmed cases and mortalities.
He said there would be no consideration of political consideration in the distribution of the items saying the items were meant for the benefit of the entire populace irrespective of their politicapalliativesy