Palliatives:. Group urges fairness, equity in distribution

By Ikuru Lizzy

A Human Rights group, South South Youths Initiative based in Rivers, has urged equity and fairness in the distribution of palliatives in the state.

Mr Imeabe Oscar, chairman of the group said this in Port Harcourt.

The group also frowned at the appointment of the state PDP chairman  Mr Desmond Akawo  as  the chairman of the  state palliatives distribution committe.

According him,  the committee may not do justice to deserving beneficiaries as partisanship may characterised the process.

According to him, Gov. Siminialaye Fubara is expected  to demonstrate a high level of justice  he promised to provide  during  his campaign.

“We strongly object to the  appointment of Akawo as chairman of the palliatives distribution committee ”

“The committee  is set to share the sum of N2 billion and 16,800 bags of rice released by the Federal Government for  the poor in the state.”

The youth leader that local government council chairmen were also appointed to man distribution at the local government level.

He said that local government council chairmen were chieftains of the PDP at the grassroots and wondered what becomes of opposition party members in the distribution of the palliatives.

Oscar urged the governor to look inward, incorporate interest groups and non- political interventionist groups in the palliatives distribution process  to ensure equitable distribution. (NAN)