From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

In a significant gesture of goodwill and support to alleviate poverty, a senator representing Jigawa North-East senatorial district, Ahmed Malam-Madori, has distributed 4,614 bags of rice and cash worth N90 million to his constituents.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Abdullahi Mohammed, the rice and cash were distributed to cushion the effects of the current economic hardship in the country.

The act is aimed at alleviating the hardships faced by the people and demonstrates the senator’s commitment to the welfare of his constituents.

He said the programme was launched by Governor of Jigawa State, Umar Danmodi, who was represented by the Head of Civil Service of the state, Mustapha Kyawa, in Hadejia, the headquarters of Hadejia Local Government Area of the state.

Breaking down the details of the gesture, he said all the zonal chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC), received N200,000 each, seven other zonal officers got N100,000 each while 50 committee members were given N200,000 each.

Mallam-Madori also gave 40  party elders N100,000 each, local government chairmen of the APC N100,000 each, deputy chairmen N50,000 each, local government secretaries N50,000, local government youth leaders N50,000 and local government woman leaders N50,000 each.

He added that all ward chairmen of APC got N30,000 while deputy ward chairmen, ward secretaries, ward youth leaders and ward woman leaders got N10,000 each.

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Mallam-Madori also gave eight drivers N20,000 each while 30 singers and 50 social media members got N10,000 each.

He also distributed 4,614 bags of rice across the eight local governments that made up his senatorial district, including Hadejia (597 bags), Kafin Hausa (597 bags), Birniwa (597 bags), Malam-Madori (597 bags) and Kaugama (597 bags).

Others include Kiri Kasama (543 bags), Guri (543 bags) and Auyo (543 bags).

“This initiative reflects a keen awareness of the pressing needs of the populace and a proactive effort to mitigate the impact of economic hardship by the senator.

“Such actions would foster a sense of community support and solidarity, demonstrating a responsive and empathetic governance approach.

“The senator will ensure these efforts are part of his larger and sustainable strategy to address the root causes of the current economic difficulties and to promote long-term economic stability and prosperity of the people of his senatorial district in particular and Jigawa State in general,” he said.

The state chairman of APC, Aminu Gumel, and other advisors of the governor graced the occasion.