The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commenced the distribution of 12,000 bags of rice and maize to vulnerable households across the six Area Councils of the FCT.
The distribution of the palliative food items, scheduled to run for two days, commenced at Kwali, Kuje and Abaji area councils on Monday.
Speaking on behalf of the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, in Kwali, the Secretary, Area Council Services Secretariat, Bitrus Garki, explained that the exercise was part of the FCTA’s distribution of palliatives to vulnerable residents, adding that each area council would get not less than 2,000 bags of rice and maize.
“You may recall that about two weeks ago, the FCT Administration organised an event where some of the food items were distributed to various groups.
“This includes area councils, representatives of 17 chiefdoms, religious organisations, civil servants and vulnerable groups.
“The feedback we received from that exercise was incredibly encouraging, which is why we are expanding the distribution today.
“Today, we are gathered here to carry on with this noble gesture, aligning it with the renewed hope agenda of President Bola Tinubu, which aims to instill hope for a better future for all Nigerians.
“Under this phase of the distribution, we are bringing the items closer to the people, ensuring direct outreach to the vulnerable groups, taking place simultaneously in all the six area councils of the FCT,” he said.
The beneficiaries commended the President and the FCT Minister for the gesture.