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Kwara govt approves palliatives for vulnerable groups

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved palliatives for various vulnerable groups in the state to cushion the effects of the ongoing fuel scarcity and naira redesign in the country.

In a statement, the Governor’s spokesman Rafiu Ajakaye said the palliatives will include cash transfer to widows, pensioners, transporters, marketers, smallholder farmers, and other vulnerable people .

The statement said the disbursement will be done through the Kwara State Social Investment Program, for proper coordination.

It directed Kwara State Social Investment Program to work out the details and deploy the support as soon as possible to mitigate the effects of the situation.

The statement also directed the deployment of free buses along specific routes used by students and staff of tertiary institutions in the capital city.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Abdullahi Lamino