Association of Local Government Chairmen, Kano State Chapter has withdrawn from participation in Covid-19 Palliative Distribution Committee in the state.
Kano ALGON withdraws from COVID-19 distribution com’ttee
By Abdulyassar Abdulhamid
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the chairman of the association who is also the Chairman Nassarawa Local Government Council, Alhaji Lamin Sani, recently.
The statement reads: “The distribution was successfully carried out last week in which a district head of each local government was the Palliative committee chairman and local government chairman and his councilors are members. There was no any problem with the distribution around the state for the first batch. And it was done according to the official guidelines.
“However, to our surprise and dismay, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission has on May 11, 2020 released a press statement in which allegations were made against some local government chairmen for diversion of COVID-19 palliative materials for personal patronage.”
The association stressed that to the best of its knowledge no local government chairman has diverted any material for his use.
The statement added: “At this juncture, the second batch will commence but only forms were distributed at metropolitan local government areas for the palliative and no materials were released for the exercise.
“Therefore we local government chairmen and our councilors have decided to step back and withdraw from the committee to allow the district heads to carry on with the task to avoid further complaint.”
The association further thanked Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for his commitment and dedication to ease the hardship faced by the people of the state as a result of the measures taken to curb the spread of the pandemic in the state.