Gombe State Governor Launches Ramadan Palliative Program Amidst Removal of Fuel Subsidy

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has expressed his administration’s acknowledgment of the challenges posed by the removal of fuel subsidy last year, describing it as a difficult yet necessary decision. In response to the ensuing hardships faced by the people, Governor Yahaya’s administration initiated several palliative measures, including a food distribution program targeting hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries.

Speaking at the flag-off of the Ramadan Palliative Distribution on Tuesday at Pantami Stadium in Gombe, Governor Yahaya emphasized his commitment to supporting the people during difficult times. He underscored that this commitment has been a consistent hallmark of his administration, evident from the days of the Covid-19 pandemic to the recent removal of fuel subsidy.

Governor Yahaya outlined the significant efforts made by his administration to alleviate the suffering of the people, including the distribution of wage grants to civil servants and the clearance of backlog gratuities, aimed at easing financial burdens.

With the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, Governor Yahaya reiterated his administration’s readiness to extend support once again. He announced the commencement of another round of palliative food distribution, targeting over 200,000 beneficiaries. Emphasizing the significance of dignity and gratitude during Ramadan, Governor Yahaya highlighted the importance of ensuring that individuals can observe their fast with dignity and appreciation, in line with religious teachings.

Governor Yahaya commended the palliative committee for their diligent preparation and urged them to execute their duties with integrity and compassion, ensuring that food items reach those most in need. He reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensuring transparency and accountability in the program’s implementation, emphasizing zero tolerance for corruption and inefficiency.

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