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.