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May 29, 2024

Abia Govt  to Support Civil Servants With Food Palliatives 

The Abia State government has revealed that employees on Grade Level 01 to 07 will be provided with 12,971 bags of 25kg rice, which is a part of the 24,000 bags received of the total 65,000 bags allotted to the state by the Federal Government. 

Okey Kanu, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Culture, made this announcement while outlining the distribution plan for the Federal Government’s food relief supplies designated for easing economic challenges faced by civil servants in Abia State.

 Kanu shared these details during a press briefing following the State Executive Council meeting held this week under the leadership of Governor Alex Otti in Umuahia, the state capital.

“Before now, we have focused on the vulnerable ones in society. At every turn, we try to give the palliatives to those who need them most,” Kanu assured

He added that civil servants on the Grade Levels 08 – 10 will benefit from the next phase of 36,000 bags when delivered.

“The expected 36,000 bags, when delivered, will be distributed to civil servants on Grade Levels 08 – 10,” the Commissioner said.

He announced that the state has about 663,000 and 79.9 metric tons of maize and garri respectively which translate to about 13, 260 and 3,196 bags of 25kg each.

Contributing, Special Adviser to the Governor on Policy and Interventions, Rev Father Christian Anokwuru said the state has not received palliatives from the Dangote Foundation as promised.

Anokwuru, however, added that nevertheless, the state was still hopeful of taking delivery of them “as we have received official mails to that effect”.

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