The federal government has supplied 222 trailer loads of grains to be shared to the people of the state as a measure to cushion the hardships faced as a result of ceaseless attacks on people of the state by the Boko Haram insurgents.
The distribution of the grains was approved by the federal government to be shared among people of the three states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states currently under the state of emergency imposed on the three states by President Goodluck Jonathan.
In Yobe state, the commodity was shared to the 178 wards across the state in efforts to cushion the hardships faced by the ceaseless attacks on people by the dreaded Islamic sects, the Boko Haram
In a swift reaction to the distribution pattern adopted by the Minister of state for finance Yerima Ngama, the special adviser to the Yobe state governor on political and legislative matters; Mai Mala Buni appreciates the gesture by the federal government but faulted the sharing formula adopted.
He said though the initiative is a welcome idea, “Some people are using it for cheap political gain”
“We welcome the support from the federal government, and urge our people to accept and use the grains provided. Our people should note that the grains are from the federal government as a palliative to victims
“The federal government should ensure that the grains reach the victims of the insurgency and are not diverted for selfish or political ends” Mr Buni Said.
He said the victims of the insurgency were not identified by the federal government as often done by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in collaboration with the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) but were shared based on the 178 electoral wards of the state.