KADSPAC calls for transparency in distributions of COVID-19 paliatives, other relief items to flood victims in kaduna state.
By: Femi Mustapha
Kaduna Social Protection Accountability Coalition (KADSPAC) has advocated for accountability and transparency in the distribution of Federal Goverment donated COVID-19 palliiatives and other relief items for flood victims in kaduna state North West Nigeria.
The Secretary of KADSPAC, Philip Yatai made the call while speaking to the media in kaduna on the 11th October,2020.
He said the state Government must ensure accountability and transparency in the distribution of the 109 truck loads of grains relief materials to poor and vulnerable households and victims of flooding that affected some parts of the state.
Mr.Yatai added that KADSPAC, a network of civil society and media partners working to strengthen transparency and accountability in the Social Protection system in the State, urged the state government to ensure that only vulnerables and victims of the flood benefits from palliiatives.
It will be recalled that Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq and the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) AVM Muhammadu Muhammad (Rtd) at the weekend stormed Kaduna State with over 109 truck loads of grains as COVID-19 palliiatives and other relief items for flood victims.
The food items handed over to the state government on Friday October 9 as covid-19 palliatives were maize 1,515.25 Metric tonnes (above 50 trailer load), Sorghum 1,583.61 Metric tonnes (53 trailer load) and
Millet 190.94 Metric tonnes (6 trailer load) meant for 443, 025 households in the state.
Speaking while presenting the items, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development said that President Muhammadu Buhari, approved the release of the palliatives from the National Food Reserve for distribution to vulnerable persons affected by the action of movement restriction to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
“We all know that the outbreak of the pandemic has brought about changes and challenges to our normal ways of living.
“Most obvious of this are the vulnerable persons that depend largely on others for their daily survival,” She said.
She explained that such persons are the aged, people living with disabilities and persons of concerns, that deserve support in terms of basic necessities including foods.