The Kwara State Chapter of the ‘Baba for All’ programme has disclosed that 25,000 vulnerable persons will benefit from the distribution of rice across the 16 LGs of the state.
The disclosure was made by the Kwara state chairman of the Baba for All initiative, Alh. Jani Ibrahim, during the official flag-off of the programme at the state Banquet Hall, Ilorin on Tuesday.
According to Ibrahim, the programme is geared towards providing succor to the needy. Beneficiaries include vulnerable persons, widows, orphans and physically challenged persons.
“It is important to note that the distribution is apolitical and cuts across gender and religious biases,” Ibrahim stressed.
He commended the social investment programmes of the Federal Government and Kwara State Government, noting that it is in the same spirit that the Baba for All initiative was introduced.
Ibrahim hinted that a committee has been set up to ensure fair distribution across all the 16 LGs and 193 wards in the state.
He appealed to well-meaning affluent Nigerians to use their wealth and resources to help the needy and vulnerable in the society.
Speaking during the flag-off of the Baba for All rice distribution, Kwara State Governor recounted the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that the president has done exceedingly well.
AbdulRazaq spoke glowingly about the infrastructural exploits of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, adding that both road and rail infrastructures have witnessed tremendous improvements under this administration.
Speaking on the anti-corruption stance of President Muhammadu Buhari, the governor said: “When there was a lot of money in the country it was mismanaged but when baba came in, he became an effective manager of poverty.
“If baba was not in power, it would have been a sorry state because I don’t think the people who were there would have been able to manage the situation as it is today because they were all just thinking about lining their pockets.
“One thing that you have to note is that no one has accused baba of stealing money. That’s where it starts from,” AbdulRazaq noted.
With respect to Kwara state, the governor appreciated the efforts of President Buhari in the spheres of agriculture, infrastructure, security, and economic bailout.
AbdulRazaq explained that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the president ensured that all states were assisted.
“Even as it is now, we are getting vaccines free of charge. COVID-19 testing is free of charge. We have to applaud his effort,” he said.
He also appreciated president Buhari’s efforts in tackling insecurity, noting that through the support of the Federal Government, the state has set up a community policing mechanism to help combat crime in the state.
“The president has been doing exceedingly well. He doesn’t talk that’s why people are pulling him down; we won’t allow that. We are not going to sit around and watch people denigrate the leader of the country,” AbdulRazaq said.