Yobe state government says it has so far distributed food items to 137,000 households as palliatives to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal.
Dr Muhammad Goje, Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency, told a news conference in Damaturu on Wednesday that rice, maize, pasta and condiments were distributed to the beneficiaries.
He explained that the items were distributed to beneficiaries at Damaturu, Fine, Potiskum, Bade, Geidam and Jakusko LGAs.
Goje said each household received between 20kg and 50kg of the grains, depending on its size. (NAN)