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Minister Shares Bags of Rice, Garri, Others to Indigent APC Members in Bauchi

Mariam Yalwaji Katagum, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, yesterday in Bauchi State, distributed over 4,000 bags of foodstuffs to indigent members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cushion their hardships.

The items totalling 4,200 bags were shared at the party’s secretariat. According to Katagum, they include 1,200 bags of Sorghum, 1,200 bags of Maize, 1,200 bags of Garri and 600 bags of millet.

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“It gives me great pleasure to be here with you today at the Secretariat of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi for yet another milestone and a historic moment to handover assorted food products for onward distribution to the vulnerable populace in the state,” Katagum said.

Represented by her Special Adviser, Dr Ahmad Mabudi, Katagum claimed the gesture was part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to tackle poverty as well as the economic hardship in the country.

“The bottom line of this is to ensure that these items or commodities were shared to the appropriate beneficiaries”, Katagum added, urging those that would further distribute the items to be fair.

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The minister commended the leadership of the APC in the state for making the event a success. “I hope this will go a long way in alleviating hardship amongst our people, especially, the less privileged,” she stated.

Alhaji Babayo Aliyu Misau, Chairman of the APC in Bauchi stressed that the food items were meant for distribution to the less privileged people across the state.

Represented by Mustapha Zirami, Misau claimed the items would be judiciously distributed.

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