COVID-19: KEDCO commences palliatives distribution to Kano, Katsina, Jigawa residents

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KEDCO team during the distribution of the palliatives in Kano on Thursday.

Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has begun presentation of palliatives to the Governments of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa for onward distribution to residents of the state.

A statement issued by Head, Corporate Communications, KEDCO, Ibrahim Sani Shawai on Thursday and sent to Solacebase said the company has started with Kano State by presenting food items and some cash to the state government to help cushion the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.

‘’Accordingly, tomorrow, Friday, we would be presenting same items to the Katsina State Government, while Jigawa package is to follow immediately after the Sallah celebration.

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‘’The palliatives are KEDCO’s way of assisting the governments of these states in view of the need for a collective approach towards defeating the virus.’’

According to the statement, Alhaji Jamil Isyaku Gwamna, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of KEDCO, said no single government or nation could withstand the impact of the coronavirus without supports.

”Coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone and as such everyone needs to come together to fight it through giving while adhering to protective measures too.’’

Gwamna also called on well-meaning Nigerians to assist the people while also advocating more sensitisation on safety measures.

The statement said the  items presented to Kano State Government include:

  •              1, 500 bags of 10kg Rice

  •              1, 500 gallons of 4 litres of groundnut oil

–              A bank draft cheque of N2million.