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Nigeria: Shettima Flags Off Palliative Distribution in Sokoto, Says Govt Will Prioritize Welfare of Nigerians

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Nigeria: Shettima Flags Off Palliative Distribution in Sokoto, Says Govt Will Prioritize Welfare of Nigerians
Vice President Kashim Shettima flagged off the distribution of palliatives worth N5.1 billion in Sokoto, Nigeria, highlighting the government's commitment to prioritizing the welfare of Nigerians. Shettima commended the Sokoto State government for their initiative and encouraged other state governments and private organizations to emulate the effort. The event also saw the commissioning of the Rijiyar Doruwa flyover and the unveiling of a transportation scheme. The vice president emphasized the importance of peace and commended the support of security agencies in the state.

Vice President Kashim Shettima, while addressing the gathering at the flag-off ceremony for the distribution of palliatives worth N5.1 billion in Sokoto, reiterated President Bola Tinubu's dedication to improving the welfare of Nigerians through his policies and programs.

Describing Tinubu as a compassionate leader, Mr. Shettima assured that the President would soon introduce robust programs aimed at improving the living conditions of citizens across the country. He praised the Sokoto State Government for their laudable initiative in distributing palliatives and urged other state governments to follow suit.

"This is a very laudable initiative by the governor, worthy of emulation by other state governments," said the vice president.

Mr. Shettima also expressed gratitude for the support given to security agencies operating in Sokoto by donating operational vehicles. He emphasized that the development of the region is dependent on peace and commended the state government and the BUA Group, a cement production company, for their donations of patrol vehicles to security agencies.

He called on other private organizations in Sokoto to emulate the BUA Group and support the security agencies in the state.

The vice president also took part in the commissioning of the Rijiyar Doruwa flyover, a project that was completed by the state government at a cost of N5.3 billion. The flyover is expected to enhance transportation and improve connectivity within the area.

Governor Ahmed Aliyu, during his remarks, affirmed that the distribution of palliatives aimed to address the plight of the poor and vulnerable residents of Sokoto, irrespective of their religious or party affiliations. He further disclosed that N5.1 billion had been spent on procuring grains for distribution.

In addition to the palliative distribution, the Sokoto State government also unveiled a transportation scheme consisting of 20 Toyota Camry cars exclusively for women's use and 50 mass transit buses for inter-city transportation at affordable rates.

Notable attendees at the ceremony included former Governor of Sokoto, Aliyu Wamakko, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari, and Minister of State for Water Resources and Sanitation, Bello Goronyo.

The event ended on a positive note, with the participants appreciating the efforts of the Sokoto State government and the commitment of President Tinubu to the welfare and development of Nigerians.

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