By: Bomba Dauda
The ordinary people of Kaura Local Government sighed air of relief when the Federal Government through the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, announced a Corona Virus pandemic relief package to the poorest of the poor in Nigeria to cushion the mutiplier negative effect of the stay at home order declared by the government.
In a telephone conversation with PDP Chairman of Kaura LG, Hon. Donatus Shemang, he said, “Such feeling of great pleasure was strangled momentuously by greedy and gluttonous inconsequential few at the top echolon of APC in Kaura Local Government of Kaduna State.”
Shemang further stated that, “Top officials of APC who were entrusted with the covid-19 palliative of Kaura Local Government to mitigate the effect of the stay at home order by both the federal and state governments dubiously diverted the items meant for the poorest of the poor.
“Apart from those at the top hierarchy of the party who cornered the relief package for themselves and their families, the other people that also got the package are of the APC political party. To sum it up, PDP members in kaura LG were not given the palliative.”
According to an aggrieved person who pleaded anonymity, he said, “The committee set up to undertake the sharing of relief package were purely APC members. Instead of the committee to follow the initial list compiled by the community, they jettisoned it. They came up with a different list, which constitute their party members. However, it was contrary to what the Interim Chairman of Kaura LG, Humble Katuka, said in his remark. Humble warned that the items should be shared to everyone irrespective of party lineage.
“In a dramatic twist of event, the committee did otherwise. Immediately after the representative of the Chief of Kagoro, Dakacin Fada, Mr. Emmanuel Kuliyak confirmed the delivery of the items and left the venue, Kagoro Town, the committee politicised the entire process.”