Christopher Maikalangu, the chairman of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), on Sunday, began the distribution of palliatives approved by the federal government to no fewer than 100 residents of the area council.
Mr Maikalangu said the palliatives were meant to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal.
The chairman, who appreciated President Bola Tinubu for approving the provision of the palliatives, also commended the FCT minister for ensuring that the palliatives got to the people at the grassroots.
He said that the council, on its part, showed a sense of equality and transparency in the distribution of the palliatives.
“Residents of AMAC were invited, irrespective of their ethnic groups, religious inclination and political affiliation.
“They were all drawn from the 12 political wards of the council, we want to continue the good works and show commitment in order to touch the lives of our people,” he said.
He called for contributions from good-spirited individuals and philanthropists to help meet the needs of the people, as the government could not do it alone.
He, however, enjoined the recipients to make optimal use of the palliatives.
A beneficiary, John Musa, appreciated the federal government, the minister and the AMAC chairman for the palliatives.
“I am so happy today and I want to appreciate them all for these palliatives.
“The people are happy with the food items we have received as these items would go a long way in our lives,” he said.
The items distributed include rice, maize, and vegetable oil, among others.