The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has directed its officials to ensure transparency in the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable households across Abuja.
Olawale Labiyi, the Director, Department of Monitoring and Inspection made this known in a statement on Sunday by Josie Mudasiru, Head, Public Relations Unit.
Labiyi said the department had deployed adequate staff to join other personnel to monitor the distribution of food items in the six Area Councils.
The director urged the monitoring and inspection team to be “accurate in taking stock of what was on ground with dates and time”, and ensure that what was meant for each Area Council was delivered to it.
He reminded them that there were other monitoring teams including the Christian Association of Nigeria, the League of Imams, the Civil Rights and Non-Governmental organisations as well as other groups.
“You may wish to recall that the Minister of State has held meetings with Area Council Chairmen and Traditional Rulers in pursuance of a successful exercise.
“The Department of Monitoring and Inspection is representing the Administration and will be liaising with the Chairman, Monitoring Committee, Director Human Resource Management, Alhaji Bashir Muhammad, to ensure that proper records are kept.
“Three teams were selected for the exercise headed by Mr Sani Twasko, Mrs Abosede Akande and Engineer Ijirotimi Olanrewaju,” he added.
Aliyu, who said the first batch of the palliative would commence in Abaji area council, added that a truck load of 25,000 condiments and 25,000 bags of rice would be taken to Abaji for onward distribution to the vulnerable in rural communities.