The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) has distributed to the 21 local government areas of the state food items to cushion the effects of ongoing lockdown on the people.
Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Muhammed Suleiman who spoke with newsmen who visited the government warehouse from where the food items were being loaded into trailers and trucks for delivery to benefitting LGAs, said some LGAs had got as many as 1,000 bags of rice, depending on size and need.
Apart from rice, cooking oil and seasoning materials were being parked into vehicles designated for various LGAs when newsmen visited the government warehouse in the Bakin Kogi area of Jimeta Monday afternoon.
“We have different committees at the various LGAs,” he said, explaining that the LGA committee comprises the council chairman of the particular LGA, the elected member of the state House of Assembly from the LGA, a representative of the paramount ruler in the LGA, and an elder.
According to him, each ward of every LGA has a committee headed by the elected councilor of the ward to handle the distribution of the palliative materials for the ward.
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri’s Senior Special Assistant of Public Affairs, Bar Sunday Wugira, had said in an earlier press interview that the governor directed ADSEMA to distribute the relief materials because he was aware that the people would need them during the ongoing lockdown informed by the need to keep COVID-19 from the state.
Bags of rice being loaded from a warehouse in Yola into a trailer for Gombi, a local government area in northern Adamawa, on Monday.