Lockdown: 1000 Niger indigents get N20m palliatives from federal lawmaker

A federal lawmaker representing Borgu/Agwara Federal Constituency of Niger, Alhaji Jafaru Mohammed, has disbursed N20 million to 1000 indigent people in Borgu and Agwara Local Government Areas of the state.

Alhaji Haliru Babangida, Senior Legislative Aide, (SLA) to the House of Representative member, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Borgu on Monday.

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“The money was provided to cushion the effect of the lockdown against the novel coronavirus disease.

“It is also meant to take care of the people of the constituents, who are Muslims and fasting during this month of Ramadan,” Babangida said.

He said that each of the 500 recipients in each of the two LGAs got N20,000 as the palliatives.

The SLA said that the lawmaker was committed to providing more dividends of democracy to the people in order to improve their living standards.

He said that the gesture would go a long way in complementing the efforts of the state government in providing succour to the people due to the stay at home order.

He appealed to the people of the area to continue to observe the government precautionary measures in the fight against COVID-19.

Responding, some of the beneficiaries from Senior Camp in New Bussa quarters, Hajiya Bilkisu Abdullahi and Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi, thanked the lawmaker for the gesture and prayed God to reward him abundantly. (NAN)

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