Anambra Civil Society Network (ACSONET), a coalition of non-governmental organizations in the state, has asked Governor Chukwuma Soludo to explain why he plans to give grains to 530,000 households.
The group also questioned the governor on Anambra’s allocation of the federal aid package for states that will result from the removal of gasoline subsidies.
Residents in the state are struggling as a result of the removal of fuel subsidies, thus the coalition urged Soludo to immediately begin distributing the rice and other palliatives.
The CSOs stated the palliatives were intended to ease the suffering of citizens in light of the current problems in a statement coordinated by Prince Chris Azor.
In the statement, they stated, “We have expressed significant concerns about the situation of the suffering masses in the face of huge hikes in costs of commodities, transportation, and general living.
We also realized that the Federal and State governments’ relief efforts would fall short of what was needed to ease the suffering of the Nigerian people.
The state government’s comprehensive intervention efforts, announced by the governor in a statewide broadcast, earned praise from us, as well.We found evidence of implementation in the health care sector, namely with regard to the provision of free antenatal and postnatal care. Nonetheless, we anticipate that the major measures will start right away. The general populace is in terrible straits.
To guarantee openness, transparency, and accountability in the implementation process, “we will gladly partner with the state government and other stakeholders.”
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