By Deji Abdulwahab
The Confederation of All Progressives Congress (APC) Support Groups has alleged that the distribution of Federal Government’s palliatives by states did not trickle down to the less privilege.
Dr Kailani Muhammed, the Director-General of the groups made the allegation at a news briefing in Abuja on Wednesday.
Mohammed said that, so far, there seems to be no sign or intention to utilise the money as intended by the federal government
He appealed to the state governors to properly utilise the N5 billion palliatives for the less privileged to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal.
“We appeal to the 36 state governors to properly utilise the N5 billion, President Bola Tinubu gave each state Governor as palliatives for the less privileged to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal.
“So far, there seems to be no sign or intention to utilise the money as intended.
The big question here is that, where is the money? Has it been swallowed or eaten -up by a snake, like we were told happened in some states sometimes back?
“We, at the Confederation of APC Support Group, will take the initiative to unravel the mystery behind this debacle,’’ he said.
Muhammed also appealed to Tinubu and APC as a political party to use political appointments as reward system to all APC support groups in the country.
According to him, APC support groups should be rewarded for toiling under the rain and sunshine, using their money, time and energy for the success of the APC at the 2023 general elections.
He also commended the security agencies for curtailing insurgency, kidnapping and other violent criminal activities in the country.
“We commend the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Mathew Musa, the Chief of Army Staff, Toareq Lagbaja, and heads of other security agencies for their diligence in minimising insurgency, kidnapping and other violent criminal activities in the country.
“However, the security situation in Nigeria demands more proactive measures.
“We have observed that some repentant Boko Haram members trained by the Nigerian Army to be re-absolved in to the civil society, are now finding their way back to Sambisa forest to join their comrade- in -arms.
“This could be deadly because of the additional training they might have acquired by the Army re-orientation initiatives.
This might put the North East, North West and North Central Zones on the spot,’’ he said.
Muhammed urged that security surveillance should be beefed up around the zones and the Civilian Joint Task Force must be supported by government in terms of logistics and training.
He added that the steps would positively impact on community policing for effective data processing to the armed forces and security agencies,’’ he said (NAN) (www.nannews,ng)
Edited by Rotimi Ijikanmi