15 September 2020 DORCAS GWANI
Plateau State Government has begun distribution of palliatives to over thirty nine thousand households of the poor in all the Seventeen local governments , as part of efforts to cushion the effects of COVID-19 on citizens of the State.
Commissioner for information and communications Dan Manjang who spoke to newsmen in Jos while distributing the food items said the gesture was to give succour to specific category of people in the society.
He said that the items distributed were donated to the State Government by the Collation against COVID (CACOVID)
Mr Manjang however explained that the 39,993 household who would benefit from the palliatives,
Each would get 1 cartoon of Pasta, 2 cartoons of Noodles, a bag of salt, a bag of semovita and a bag of sugar each .
The Commissioner on behalf of the State Government also thanked the CACOVID Group for the items donated .
Deputy Chairman of Shendam local Government, Williams Titlong who also spoke said that the items received would be distributed to the poor of the poorest in the LGAs.