NULGE, NUT, oth­ers scramble for Fayemi's rice

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Doyin Ade­busuyi, Ado Ek­iti

The Min­is­ter of Solid Min­er­als De­vel­op­ment, Dr Kay­ode Fayemi, yes­ter­day dis­trib­uted food items to some res­i­dents of the state, in­clud­ing civil ser­vants to cush­ion the ad­verse ef­fects of un­paid salaries. Those who ben­e­fit­ted from the ges­ture, which nearly ended in a stam­pede, in­cluded civil ser­vants, artisans, nurs­ing moth­ers, the phys­i­cally chal­lenged, Okada rid­ers and stu­dents. The min­is­ter, a for­mer gover­nor of the state, rep­re­sented by the Direc­tor of the Cen­tre, Mr Abio­dun Omol­eye, said the wind of hunger blow­ing in Ek­iti called for con­cern , ad­vis­ing res­i­dents to en­gage in farming to im­prove food pro­duc­tion.

Fayemi said the pro­gramme was meant to help the poor cit­i­zens in the face of the cur­rent eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion and not to score cheap po­lit­i­cal point. “The wind of hunger blow­ing in Ek­iti now is un­pleas­ant. It seems hunger is grad­u­ally tak­ing over the land and that is why we must con­tinue to iden­tify with the peo­ple,” he said.

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