Yobe south, north constituents confirm receipt of Tinubu’s Christmas rice
Residents of Yobe north and south senatorial districts said they received bags of rice as Christmas gifts from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu through senators representing the districts.
The residents made the disclosure in separate interviews with newsmen on Tuesday.
One of the constituents, Alhaji Musa Dahiru, told newsmen that he and his friends had benefitted from the gesture through Sen. Ibrahim Bomoi of Yobe South in Potiskum.
He noted that Bomoi had distributed over 2,000 bags (20kg) of rice to his constituents in Potiskum and Nangere local government areas.
Similarly, Dahiru, a politician, said Fatsuma Talba representing Potiskum/ Nangere Federal Constituency also distributed 30 bags (25kg) of rice to each of the 21 wards in her constituency.
Ibrahim Sanusi, a development worker, said he received Christmas rice in Gashua from Sen. Ahmed Lawan of Yobe North, adding that seven others known to him also benefitted from the gesture in his presence.
However, Mohammed Kuchichi of Network of Yobe Civil Society Organizations, said there was no distribution of rice by any lawmaker in Yobe East during Christmas.
“I have contacted our men in local governments under the district and they said there was no distribution of rice by any federal lawmaker through out the Christmas period,” he said.
Meanwhile, The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Yobe Chapter, has also confirmed the receipt of 1,200 bags (25kg) of rice from the president through the national body of the association.
Bishop Yohanna Audu, state CAN Chairman, told newsmen that the state chapter received the bags of rice on Jannuary 2.
Audu said the association was making arrangements to distribute the rice to its members across the 17 local government areas of the state soon.