A Councillor In Niger State Disappears With 30 Bags Of Rice, Beans And Millet


A Councillor in Katcha Local government Area of Niger state (names withheld), Minna has been announced wanted for allegedly disappearing with of 30 bags of grains which was supposed to be distributed as palliative to members of his constituency.

Secretary to the Niger State Government (SSG), Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, who is the Chairman Niger State Taskforce on COVID-19 confirmed this information saying that the Councillor was part of a Committee set up for the purpose of distributing the grains to his community.

According to the state COVID-19 Taskforce Chairman, the 30 bags which comprised of 10 bags of rice, 10 bags of maize, and 10 bags of millet was allocated each to all the 274 wards across the 25 Local Government councils by the state government.

“Committees have been set up in each of the 274 wards which comprises of Councillor, Party Chairman, Ward head, and a religious leader to monitor the distribution of the grains,” said Matane. Matane expressed how disappointed the attitude of the local government councillor made him, informing journalists that security agents have been detailed to make sure he is arrested for proper scrutiny and for the next line of action.

The state COVID-19 task force Chairman also informed that more set of grains meant to serve as palliatives will be distributed across the local government based on the procedure outline for the distribution across the State.