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Nigerians queuing for palliative is height of indignity, says Bishop Kukah



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Bishop Matthew Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, has condemned the distribution of palliatives to Nigerians amid the country’s hardships. 

To mitigate the effects of the fuel subsidy removal, among other economic policies, governments at all levels have implemented palliative measures.

One of the measures is the distribution of food items to the vulnerable. 

Bishop Kukah criticised the distribution of palliatives, adding that the people barely get them. He noted that money reserved for it is always stolen.

Kukah said this in an interview on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics.

He said, “We need to see a much more robust programme designed by the government to help us go away from just lining up and collecting palliatives when we are not at war.


“I think it is the height of indignity to see Nigerians lining up every day under the sun and waiting to collect bags of rice, which probably never come, not because money has not been given but because everybody who gives out money in Nigeria from the Federal Government knows that a good part of this money is always stolen.”


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