By Dumah Randong
Plateau State Deputy Governor, Professor Sonni Tyoden has called on politicians, philanthropic organizations and other spirited individuals to donate generously to support the vulnerable group in the society to reduce the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on their socio-economic well-being.
Tyoden who is the Chairman Covid-19 Palliatives Committee in the state made the appeal while receiving some relief items donated by the Deputy Speaker House of Representatives, Hon. Idris Maje, Monday in Jos.
Prof Tyoden who received the items on behalf of the Plateau State government, appreciated the gesture by the Speaker and stressed that, this would go a long way in alleviating the plight of the people.
He assured him that the items would get to the targeted beneficiaries.
Earlier whirl donating the items, the Deputy Speaker, Idris Maje who was represented by his Senior Legislative Aid, Musa Abdullahi said the items were part of his contribution to reduce the hardship were face at period of the lockdown.
He appealed to people to strictly adhere to the preventive measures outlined by the NCDC to curtail the spread of the virus.
Among the food items donated included 600 bags of rice,500 cartons of Spaghetti, 500 cartons Maggi cube as well as 600 tubers of yam among others.
…More done to cushion lockdown effects
Plateau State Deputy Governor, Professor Sonni Tyoden said efforts were being made to provide citizens in the 17 LGAs with relief support to cushion the effects of the Corona Virus lockdown in the state.
Tyoy stated this in continuation of distribution of Palliatives LGAs in the Southern part of the state Wednesday.
Tyoden who is the Chairman Covid-19 Palliatives Committee in the state, made this known while supervising the distribution of Palliatives as they being moved to the Southern zone of the state.
Flagging off the distribution Quan-pan, Shendam and Mikang LGAs, Tyoden assured of government’s readiness to support the people especially the vulnerable to reduce the suffering from the measures put in place to contain the Corona virus in the state.
He also commissioned 10,000 face mask provided by Mikang LGA for distribution to it’s citizens.
Quan-pan LGA Chairman, Isaac Kwallu, Shendam ,Alex Naantuam and Mikang represented by his Deputy, Augustine Bako all appreciated government for the support to their constituents.
In his remarks Kwallu commended Qua-Pan sons and daughters for taking a point of duty to educate the people on the dangers of Covid-19 and them for sense of unity and loyalty to government.
On his part, Alex Naantuam of Shendam assured that the would get to the targeted beneficiaries within the 180 Polling Units in the LGA.
While that of Mikang, Ezikiel Vwolgap represented stated all items will be distributed judiciously.
The Long-gomai of Shendam , Martins Shaldas the Third commended the Lalong led administration taken proactive measures to contain the virus and assured of their contribution in area of enlightenment.
The Palliatives were also lifted to Wase Langtang-North, Langtang-South and Kanam LGAs.