Plateau Government at the weekend started the distribution of
palliatives in Jos, as part of efforts to cushion the impact of
COVID-19 lockdown on citizens of the state.
Speaking at the occasion , Chairman of the Palliative Committee and
Deputy Governor of the state, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, said the gesture was
to give succour to specific categories of people in the society.
In his words “We are focusing on particular categories which are the
orphans, people living with disabilities and five households in each
polling unit in the state,” he said.
Tyoden said that the intervention would not include beneficiaries of
the federal government social investment programme and salary earners
in the state, saying their salaries would be paid.
He said the exercise marked the beginning of distribution of the
palliatives to the 21 registered orphanages in the state, while the list
of people living with disabilities in all the local government areas
was being compiled by the state’s Disability Commission.
“This is to ensure that the items reached the appropriate beneficiaries.
He said the other items would be distributed to the 17 Local
Government Areas in the state for onward distribution to wards and
polling units where five households would be identified and given
Credit – Golok Nanmwa