Delta State government has commenced distribution of foods to the 25 local government areas in the State to be shared to the less privileged as palliatives to cushion the effects of the stay at home directives by the Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.
The Chairman of Ughelli North Local Government Area, Chief Godwin Adode who received the items from the state at the local government headquarters on Friday commended the governor for setting up food bank to help the vulnerable in the state.
The Chairman while addressing the leaders and members of the distribution committee said he will not tolerate diversion of food meant to be given to the vulnerable residents of the area to party members at ward level.
He disclosed that each of the eleven wards in the local government will receive 40 bags of rice and 20 bags of beans respectively.
These he said will only be shared to the vulnerable which includes; the disabled, the aged, widows and those who depend on daily job to earn a living.
Hon. Adode noted that a committee has been set to monitor the distribution of the palliative, but assured that he will personally supervised the distribution along with his media team, and warned that any party member found wanting will be arrested and also reported to the state governor.
He urged well-meaning Deltans and Ughelli North indigenes to contribute their quota to the Local Government to compliment and support the efforts of the state governor.
While thanking the state government for putting a palliative measure on ground to alleviate the plight of Deltans at this trying moment, he also commended some individuals who have supported the local government by providing rice, beans and other palliatives to augment that of the state government.