Federal government donates palliatives to women groups


The federal government has donated food items to be distributed to women. The donation was made by the hon. Minister of Humanitarian development and disaster management Haj. Sadiya Umar was handed over to the minister for women affairs, Hon. Pauline K. Fallen in Abuja.

In a statement signed by Rhoda Ishaku Iliya, Deputy Director of information in the ministry, the minister urged the women leaders to have completed to the most vulnerable women among them while sharing the palliative. Read the full statement below.


The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Umar Farouq has handed over a truck of rice, 50 bags of Sugar, 200 cartoons of Macaroni and 3 Bails of wrappers to the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, for onward distribution to women groups under her Ministry, in Abuja.

The Minister said that the palliatives were donated in line with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, to cushion the lockdown on the most vulnerable members in the society.

According to her, “we are here to handover food palliatives to the vulnerable women in the various women groups under your care”.

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, while receiving the items, appreciated the Federal Government for the gesture. She promised to distribute the items to the needy amongst the women who are the most hit by the hardship as a result of the COVID – 19 pandemic.

She also appealed to women leaders and well – meaning Nigerians to care for the most vulnerable amongst them.

Rhoda Ishaku Iliya
Deputy Director(Information)
May 6, 2020

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