Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

Over 47,000 households in the 274 wards of Niger State have benefitted from the CACOVID items distributed to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the world.

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello on Thursday during the flag off ceremony in Minna said the beneficiaries of the palliative were selected from the 25 local government areas of Niger State.

Bello assured the citizens and donors of judicious use of the funds and items donated to the state, while commending the donors for the kind gesture.

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, who explained that the items distributed to include 47,611 of semovita, pastas, 5kg of sugar, 11kg of salt, 10kg of rice and 95,222 of Noddles for the 47,611 benefitting households in the state.

Presenting CACOVID items to the state government, Alhaji Jamilu Mohammed Gidado said the gesture is from the group of private sectors to assist Nigerians to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the glob.

Gidado charged for the good use of the items and to ensure that the real targeted groups received the materials, while he apologised for the delay in the distribution.

A beneficiary, Ramatu Ibrahim, while responding on behalf of others, expressed happiness and appreciated the donors and state government for the kind gesture, while she prayed for the quick end of the pandemic.

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