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Abia Govt Reveals How It Will Utilize FG 2bn Palliative


Abia Govt Reveals How It Will Utilize FG 2bn Palliative


Abia State government has said that it would spend the 2 billion naira palliative it received from the Federal government on transportation.

This disclosure was made by Okey Kanu, Commissioner for information and culture while addressing journalists on Tuesday.


He stated that the policy was aimed at reducing the harsh impact of petrol subsidy removal on Abians.


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He stated that a convenient travel system would be created for Abians to move within the State, adding that further details about the planned utilization would be made known soon.

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He announced that the State has successfully distributed the bags of rice given to it by the Federal government to various political wards in the State.



The Commissioner announced that Abia State government would also come out with its own palliative program, apart from the ones given by the Federal government.

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On the 100 days in office by governor Alex Otti’s administration, the information and culture said that there is going to be a silent celebration where completed projects like roads and hospitals would be commissioned by the governor.


Speaking also, the Special Adviser on policy and interventions to governor Otti, Rev Fr Christian Anokwuru said that Abia has received 16,800 bags of rice from the Federal government which have been allocated to 184 political wards in the State.

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He noted that 90 bags of rice were allocated to each of the wards, out of which 55 bags have been shared to each of them.


Anokwuru said that 35 more bags of rice would be shared to each of the wards in Abia before the end of the week.

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