The Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, has reportedly distributed stimulus package to vulnerable persons and citizens of the State in the 18 Local Government Areas.
Distributing the items on Wednesday, at CROSPIL in Calabar, the State capital, Governor Ayade said that he had already approved N30,000 as monthly stipend for beneficiaries of the automatic employment given to 8,000 youths, between the ages of 18 and 35, starting from Tuesday, next week.
His words: “Distributing food is not the real palliatives, the real palliative is in giving people jobs. Palliative which is temporal is for poor and vulnerable people, who cannot fend for themselves.
“We are starting the real palliative on Tuesday. Whether you are a gardener or cleaner; whatever you can do, we will give you a job, but we can only pay you N30,000. If you know you need it, and want to earn that amount, please put down your names and phone numbers; you will be contacted.
“The food will be shared through our Traditional Rulers, to all the 18 LGAs. We want it to get to the grassroots; this is not about political party, it is about governance. We will also give to Churches and various religious organisations, to distribute, because they know the people well.”