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COVID-19: Gov Fintiri Warns Commissioners, LGs Chairmen Not To Divert Palliatives Again

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has warned political office holders to desist from diverting palliatives meant for  vulnerable in the society as the next batch of distribution will soon kick off in the state.

The Governor gave the warning on Monday in the Government House, Yola during a meeting with Commissioners, members of the State Assembly and chairmen local government councils who are among members of the state Distribution Committee of palliatives.

Fintiri who frowned at the way and manner the first tranche of  palliatives were distributed in the state which was characterized by irregularities, and divertion  by some committee members warns, ” this is trust and you should  do away all political considerations in the subsequent distribution.”

” We should not use political considerations in governing the state at the detriment of Adamawa people,” stressing that he  belongs to everybody.

“I can only use my political party as a platform to contest election but I will not use my party at the disadvantage of other Adamawa people they all belong to me,” he stressed.

He called on members of the distribution committee especially political office holders to be serious, adding that, ” you should  find time on Thursday this week to collect the next batch of palliatives and follow it down to their various local governments for onward fair disbursement to vulnerable in the state.”

Responding,  Chairman Mubi South local government  Jingi Rufai and member representing Guyuk in the State House of Assembly Mr. Adwawa Dongolok who all pledged  to ensure equitable distribution of the next batch of palliatives.

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