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Police on Manhunt for Niger Councillor Over Palliative Food Items

From Dan Amasingha, Minna.

 Niger state task force on COVID –  19 has declared a councillor  in  Katcha Local government area wanted over alleged   disappearance  of 30 bags of palliative grains meant to be distributed  in his constituency.

 Chairman  of the State task force and Secretary to Niger state government, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane confirmed the development. 

He said  the Councillor was part of a committee set up for the   distribution of the grains to his community, but the grains entrusted to him mysteriously  developed  wings.

Matane, who is the Chairman Of the Niger State Task Force on COVID – 19 explained   that  10 bags  each of rice, maize, and Millet , was allocated to the 274 wards across the 25 Local Government areas of the State by the State government.

” Committees have been set up in each of the 274 wards in the State, which comprises of  Councillor, Party Chairman , Ward Head, and a religious leader to monitor the distribution of the grains”.

According to him, the task force on  COVID-19 was disappointed over the the attitude of the Councillor. 

” We have directed Security agents to  track him and   get him arrested  for proper scrutiny on what actually  transpired”.

The SSG  however, assured that  more palliative grains will be distributed across the local governments based on the procedure outlined for the distribution across the State.

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