By Ibrahim Kaulahi, Gusau
Zamfara State Government had called on the former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa to for the sake of continue earning respect from the good people of Zamfara, tender unreserved apology and withdraw his claim that there were no distribution of palliative packages anywhere in the state.
This was disclosed by the State Chairman Committee on palliatives distribution, Honorable Aminu Sani Jaji during a meeting with the 14 local government Chairmen and Secretaries on the plan to distribute the donations of 20 trucks of assorted rice to the 14 local government areas of the state.
Aminu Jaji lamented the statement made by Attahiru Bafarawa in an interview aired by the Voice of America (VOA) recently, during which he claimed that Zamfara State Government did not at any level distribute any palliative packages in the state, contended that the Committee for the collection of palliative and distribution had been there doing what it was constituted upon.
“It was surprising, a respectable politician who held the office of a State Governor of Sokoto like Attahiru Bafarawa to made an empty claim on what was not even true against the reality, for this, we are calling for him to with immediate effect, withdraw such a statement so that vulnerable people who benefited the gesture in Zamfara State would continue giving him respect.
“Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle had few months ago, constituted a Committee saddened with the responsibility of collecting and distribution of relief materials donated by either governments, private organisations or individuals from within and outside the state with a view to cushion the hardship the teeming of IDP’s found themselves”, Jaji has stressed.
Jaji, who further explained that the 20 more trucks of the palliatives were also obtained as donations from the office of the Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, honorable Sadiya Umar Faruq and other contributions by the State Government and some pilantrophists in the state which comprised assorted rice and bundles of clothes.