NEWSDAILYNIGERIA: Kaduna state government has warned residents to be wary of criminal elements alleging sale of forms for palliatives and social register database by the state government to qualify being a beneficiary of government several interventions.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Muhammad Lawal Shehu, on Friday, said there are no such forms, while warning those elements of necessary punishment if found wanting

” The attention of the Kaduna State Government has been drawn to reports that forms are allegedly being sold in communities across Kaduna state for residents to become beneficiaries of palliatives and other interventions being provided by Government,for the most vulnerable in our society.

” The state government therefore,categorically condemns this unwholesome act by the criminal elements in our midst and members of the public are hereby informed that there are no forms on sale under any guise for palliatives or Social Register.

” Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani is committed to ensuring that the palliatives get to the true beneficiaries,to achieve this feat , the Governor set up the KDSG Palliatives Committee in July 2023 – to come up with modalities for the distribution of these palliatives, the committee has since been lauded as highly inclusive comprising representatives of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress, other members of Organized Labour, religious and traditional leaders, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Persons with Disabilities, Local Government Chairmen, Youth and Women Groups.

” Residents of Kaduna State are also encouraged to contact their respective Local Government Councils for information on the processes to be captured in the Kaduna State Social Register.

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” The Kaduna State Social Register is the database of poor and vulnerable households in the state, and this register is utilized to identify beneficiaries of targeted social protection programmes and other interventions from the Government.

” Consequently,members of the public are also urged to be extremely vigilant and to report any suspicious activity or diversion of palliatives to the authorities closest to them as all offenders when apprehended will be prosecuted according to the law.” the statement added.

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