The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commenced the distribution of palliatives to support vulnerable residents in response to the fuel subsidy removal's economic effects.
Dr. Mariya Mahmoud, the FCT Minister of State, led the initial distribution of over 17,222 bags of rice and 8,400 bags of maize on behalf of the Administration.
She assured residents in the FCT's six area councils and 17 chiefdoms that deserving families would receive these palliative items free of charge.
Mahmoud also emphasized that beyond the food items, the government was exploring additional measures to alleviate the subsidy removal's impact, which has affected transportation, inflation, and created overall burdens on citizens.
In her words, "We will ensure that every deserving family in the FCT receives these items free of charge."
She encouraged residents to use the food items wisely and share with those in need, highlighting the commitment of President Bola Tinubu's administration to stabilize prices, promote economic growth, and enhance the well-being of citizens.
She also mentioned the government's efforts to boost food production and combat hunger.