We’re Yet to Receive FG Palliatives — Kwara NASS Members
Binèh of the nine elected representatives at the National Assembly from Kwara State has received the federal government palliatives intended for distribution to their constituents.
In a statement signed by the three senators representing Kwara Central, Kwara South, and Kwara North senatorial districts, namely Saliu Mustapha, Lola Ashiru, and Sodiq Umar, respectively, on Monday, the legislators stated that the disbursements were still awaited.
“This is to inform the public in Kwara State that their elected representatives at the National Assembly are yet to receive the Federal Government palliatives.
“This clarification becomes imperative due to obvious misinformation in some quarters suggesting that the FGN palliatives have been disbursed to individual legislators and are either being hoarded or diverted.
“While it is true that the Federal Government has approved allocations of food palliatives through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security to be disbursed to various constituencies through individual members of the National Assembly, the disbursements are still pending at this very moment.
“For the avoidance of doubt, neither the three senators representing Kwara Central, Kwara South, and Kwara North nor the members of the House of Representatives representing the federal constituencies of the state have received a single grain of the much talked-about FGN food palliative so far.
“We, therefore, urge the public to disregard entirely the misinformation being peddled by the purveyors of fake news in the state.
“As representatives of the people, we are irrevocably committed to the principles of transparency and accountability. We assure our various constituents of adequate and timely information on the FGN food palliatives as soon as they are disbursed by the ministry.
“We thank all our constituents from across the 16 local government areas of the state for their patience, prayers, and understanding so far,” the NASS members stated.