As looting of Palliatives rocks various parts of the country, the people of Kogi State have expressed gratitude to the State Government for what they called a well coordinated distribution of palliatives at the grassroots.
A cross section of the people who spoke with journalists said the State Government had shown leadership in dealing with social security issues.
A farmer from Dekina, Mallam Rabiu Idris claimed that the people appreciate the palliatives.
“They brought mine to my house and even people in the opposition party also got their shares. It was a well organized distribution and we appreciate the State Government for that”.
Another respondent, Mrs Elizabeth Ojo in Kabba said she was happy that Kogi is always in the news for the right reasons.
“I am a teacher and am proud of the way the State Government orgamized the distribution of these relief materials. We saw what happened in other states but in Kogi here, we trust our leaders. They had commenced distribution even before the crisis.
“Kogi is a unique state. We are happy that the Governor is doing things right to ensure security of lives and property”.
Commenting , the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo said the State Government ensured the right targets got the materials and timely too.
“We have no problem here. We ensured we sent the materials to every village in the state and also ensured that distribution was not politicized.
“The Governor gave a clear directive that hunger does not recognize political beliefs, hence the need to distribute the items to all persons regardless of their political leanings.
“He is the Governor of all Kogites. He won’t play politics with the welfare of his people”, he said.