Abia Civil Servants To Receive Federal Govt’s Food Palliatives  

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Abia State government has announced that it's workers on Grade Level 01 to 07 will receive 12,971 bags of 25kg rice from the 24,000 already delivered from the total of 65,000 bags allocated to the state by the Federal Government.

The state's Commissioner for Information and Culture, Okey Kanu stated this while announcing the modalities for the distribution of Federal Government's food palliatives allocated to the state to ease economic hardship to civil servants in the state.



Kanu stated this while briefing reporters on this week's State Executive Council meeting chaired by Governor Alex Otti in Umuahia, the capital.


“Before now, we have focused on the vulnerable ones in the society. At every turn, we try to give the palliatives to those who need them most,” Kanu assured.


He added that civil servants on the Grade Levels 08 – 10 will benefit from the next phase of 36,000 bags when delivered.


“The expected 36,000 bags, when delivered, will be be distributed to civil servants on Grade Levels 08 – 10,” the Commissioner said.

He announced that the state has about 663,000 and 79.9 metric tons of maize and garri respectively which translate to about 13, 260 and 3,196 bags of 25kg each.

Contributing, Special Adviser to the Governor on Policy and Interventions, Rev Father Christian Anokwuru said the state has not received palliatives from the Dangote Foundation as promised.

Anokwuru, however, added that nevertheless, the state was still hopeful of taking delivery of them “as we have received official mails to that effect”.

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