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COVID-19: Bayelsa Govt distributes more palliatives to communities

July 7, 2020

Bayelsa Government on Tuesday commenced another round of distribution of food items as part of its palliatives to cushion the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the state.

The items being distributed, under the third round of palliatives by the state government, include rice, garri, beans, sugar, salt, spaghetti and noodles.

The Secretary to the State Government, Dr Konbowei Benson, said in Yenagoa at a meeting with the State’s COVID-19 Task Force that the items were being distributed across the eight local government areas of the state.

“The items were received from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, Dangote Group and Multi-Pro Limited, among other corporate organisations and individuals.

“Goodluck Jonathan Foundation donated 1,000 bags of 5kg rice and beans each; NDDC 870 bags of 50kg rice, 2,112 bags of beans, 2,934 cartons of noodles and 60 bags of garri.

“Furthermore, the Dangote Group donated 3,000 10kg bags of rice, 1,920 packs of sugar, 976 bags of salt and 6,008 cartons of noodles, while Multi-Pro presented 24,709 cartons of noodles,” Benson said.

According to him, Brass Local Government Area was allotted 2,400 cartons of noodles, 1,600 bags of 10kg rice, 1,600 bags each of sugar and garri, 1,600 cartons of spaghetti and 90 bags of salt.

“Ekeremor LGA got 2,880 cartons of noodles, 1,920 bags of rice, sugar and garri as well as 1,920 cartons of spaghetti and 108 bags of salt.

“Kolokuma/Opokuma got 2,640 cartons of noodles, 1,760 bags of rice, sugar and garri as well as 1,760 cartons of spaghetti and 99 bags of salt.

“Other beneficiaries local governments are Nembe, Ogbia, Sagbama, Southern Ijaw and Yenagoa respectively,” Benson said.

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