The Kulen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria (KACRAN) has urges governors in Nigeria to emulate Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State on distribution of palliative by ensuring fairness and justice by members of palliative committees in thier respective states.
The National President of KACRAN, Hon Khalil Mohd Bello made the call in a press statement on Thursday.
“We absolutely believe that, with the exception of very small children, all Nigerians are fully aware/feeling the painful negative impact of total removal of oil subsidy by His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCON, President Federal Republic of Nigeria and his plan to give palliative to about 50, 000,000 Nigerians in order to minimally reduce the untold shardship brought by the removal of the said subsidy.
“Nigerians will recall that, there was a successful meeting held in Lagos sometime last month between our President and Governors where they mutually agreed that, the palliative will be distributed to Nigerians through our State governors probably for the fact that, the rulling party is in control of more than twenty states in the country and because the State Governments are more closer to the grassroots than the federal government and that the President wanted to create harmonious working relation with all the state governors of the federation regardless of their party affiliation or for the reason only best known to the President and his close aides.
“So, for what ever reason that led to the federal government agreeing to allow the states to hundle the issuance of the palliative under discussion to their subjects that is not the center or point of our discussion.
“But, before we state what motivated KACRAN to issue this press release, let us hurriedly and categorically state that if there is any time in the over two hundred years of the history of Nigeria where most of the people of the country are disparately/blindly in need of palliative, it is this time around. Sincerely speaking, Nigerians are currently faced with serious pressing problems on how to survive because the prices of food stuff and social amenities are on daily basis rise beyond reach of the common man.
“And because of the above mentioned reason, million Nigerians as we are talking now are finding it extremely difficult to afford one meal on daily basis.
“We have being sorrowfully/sympathetically receiving calls from our members from various states intimating us that, sometimes some Nigerians will stay for several days without cooking food in their houses.
“More so, it is an open secret that hundred thousands Nigerians, if not millions, are now painfully forced to resort to begging for their survival.
“And it is on such sad development that His Excellency, President Bala Ahmed Tinubu due to his magnanimity and serious concern on the aforementioned sad situation that, in his bid to drastically reduce the numerous sudden hardship caused by the total oil subsidy removal introduced a plan to massively distribute palliative to million Nigerians.
“We are also aware that most of our state governors have already started distributing palliative through various ways or means.
“In Yobe State for example, His Excellency, Hon Mai Mala Buni, CON, (Chiroman Gujba) in his good intention to see that all people of the state regardless of religion, tribe, political inclinations are treated justly and equitably, wisely formed the palliative distribution committee whose membership were drawn from various Political Parties in the state; labour Union; NUJ; Lawyers; people with disabilities; Women Associations etc and warned them to give palliative to all Yobean and those who are living in the state without segregation.
“Impressingly, when swearing in the palliative distribution committee in Damaturu, the State Capital, Governor Mai Mala Buni boldly stated that, the palliative is for all people of the state so that the members must make sure that they carry out their assignment with objectivity and fear of God so that they will be fair and just to all.
“In view of the above positive development which Hon Mai Mala Buni displayed an his examplary Sterling leadership quality, we of Kulen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria (KACRAN), wish to appeal to all Nigerian state Governors to kindly emulate Buni’s example to graciously advise their distribution committees to make sure that they treat their people objectively, because, it is only by so doing that all Nigerians will enjoy the gesture of His Excellency President Bala Ahmed Tinubu, who wanted to cushion the suffering of millions Nigerians resulting from the total oil subsidy removal.
“In conclusion we want to use this medium to express our deepest appreciation and commendation to our able Deputy Governor, Hon Idi Barde Gubana (Wazirin Fine), and Secretary to the State Government, Alh Baba Malam Wali mni, for their total commitment towards making sure that the palliatives are taking to the door steps of good people of Yobe State to insure the workability of the strong directive given by His Excellency Hon Mai Mala Buni.
So help us God
Hon Khalil Mohd Bello National President