Covid-19: Adamawa Gov releases 20 Million Naira Palliative to Tricycles riders over lockdown

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PRESS STATEMENT

The Adamawa State Government has commended the patriotism, and the ultimate sacrifice and understanding of the citizens of the State towards combating the ravaging Coronavirus Pandemic.

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The State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri on behalf of the Adamawa State Covid-19 Containment Committee expressed the gratitude of the Government to all who responded by supporting the battle to flatten the curve.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said “the outpouring solidarity and support sparked by this shared challenge has been phenomenal” and this informed Government’s intervention through the provision of food items for distribution to the vulnerable across the 21 Local Government Areas of the State.

Government also considered the critical transport sector especially the Keke-Napep Operators hit by the 14-day lockdown and released the sum of Twenty Million (N20,000,000.00) Naira to the association to cushion the impact.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri appreciates especially the PDP caucus in the House of Representatives for donating 2.5 Million Naira, Alhaji Musa Garba a businessman and philanthropist who donated 2 Million Naira and a facility to serve as a containment centre when the need arises as well as the United Bank for Africa (UBA) for pledging 28.5 Million Naira at a time the world is facing an unprecedented challenge with communities and economies everywhere affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic.

He said “Your donation is greatly appreciated in the effort supporting the ability of Government to respond to Covid-19, especially where the needs are greatest”.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri appealed to well-meaning citizens to emulate the good gestures of the donor’s, assuring that donations received will go towards funding the strategic preparedness and response plan.
He however appealed to all to ensure they adhere to basic practices of hand washing, social distancing and proper hygiene.

HUMWASHI WONOSIKOU
Press Secretary to the Governor
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