Niger state Councillor absconds with Coronavirus palliative grains

Niger state Councillor absconds with Coronavirus palliative grains


The government of Niger State has ordered the arrest of one of the state councillors who absconded with 30 bags of grains supplied as COVID-19 palliative for distribution in his constituency.

Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, who is the Secretary to the State Government and Chairman of the state’s Task Force on COVID-19 said the Councillor was part of a committee set up for distribution of the grains to his community.

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Matane who expressed disappointment with the act, also disclosed that security operatives have been deployed to arrest the Councillor.

He told newsmen;

“Committees have been set up in each of the 274 wards in the State, which comprise of a councillor, party chairman, ward head, and a religious leader to monitor the distribution of the grains”

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