by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Bauchi State Governor, Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad, has constituted a committee for the distribution of palliatives over the removal of fuel subsidies to the people of the State.
He assured the people of the state that they will soon receive their share of the N5 billion palliative given to each state by the Federal Government to cushion the effects of the removal of subsidy from fuel.
The governor disclosed this on Monday, shortly after a meeting that was held behind closed doors with relevant stakeholders at the Government House, Bauchi.
The meeting had in attendance the Organized Labour in the State, relevant agencies of government and traditional institutions, among others.
Governor Muhammad stated that, “I have set up a committee under the chairmanship of my Deputy, Rt. Hon. Muhammad Awwal Jatau, with the Head of Service, Alh. Yahuza Ningi, Chief of Staff, representative of the Emir of Bauchi, relevant Ministries and other stakeholders for the commencement of the implementation of the palliation programme of the Federal Government by States.
“As usual, the committee will work with all the stakeholders, particularly our traditional institutions, to ensure transparency and justice in the distribution process.”
According to the governor, his administration will be just and fair in the distribution exercise, adding that, it will be void of any sentiment.
He urged the people of the state to support his administration in its quest to uplift the standard of living of the people, saying that the government will continue to execute laudable projects that have a direct bearing on the lives of the people.
“The palliative measure is about the people, because they are really suffering. So, the best way is to carry everybody along, devoid of any political difference or sentiment. I assure you that the palliative measure will reach every nook and cranny of the state,” the governor said.
Governor Muhammad said he is aware of the suffering the people of the state are currently experiencing, calling on them to exercise more patience, as “there will be light at the end of the tunnel.”